Best trails in Newport Beach

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Looking for a great trail near Newport Beach, California? AllTrails has 26 great running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crystal Cove State Park or Chino Hills State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bolsa Chica State Beach or Hellman Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Newport Beach ranging from 2.8 to 12.1 miles and from 9 to 1,033 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Newport Beach
Top trails (26)
#1 - Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve Loop
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Just about the only vivid shades of green that you will find during California's summer are to be found in the few remaining natural estuaries. The Irvine Coast Trail (ultimately linking UC Irvine byShow more
#2 - Buck Gully Trail
Buck Gully Reserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
PLEASE NOTE THIS TRAIL MAY BE CLOSED SPORADICALLY DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. Please check park website for most up-to-date information on trail conditions. https://letsgooutside.org/explore/buck-gullyShow more
#3 - Back Bay Loop Trail
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Back Bay Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Newport Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs aShow more
#4 - Newport Beach Back Bay Trail
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Estuary, birdwatching, marsh, scenic side trail. Street parking near the trailhead is free. Sea breezes make this one of the few treeless trails that you can hike in summer in Southern California. Show more
#5 - Crystal Peak Park Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
#6 - No Name Ridge, Ticketron Deer Canyon, Red Tail Ridge and Bommer Ridge Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
#7 - No Name Ridge Trail to Mach One Trail Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
#8 - Balboa Island Loop
Newport Beach, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Trail is not bike or skateboard friendly. The trail is marked as no bikes allowed. Scenic loop that is basically a sidewalk around the perimeter of the island. Great place for a leisure walk.Show more
#9 - Bommer Ridge, Moro Ridge, I Think I Can, El Moro Canyon and Slow 'N Easy Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
As of May 2019, users have reported that closures remain. Please consult with the park's website before visiting.Show more
#10 - No Name Ridge and Morro Ridge Road Loop
Crystal Cove State Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
As of Feb 23, 2019, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Show more
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