Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Newport Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Obviously a popular place to go! Quite a few people sharing the trail on the way in but drops off the further you go in and becomes more secluded. 0 shade so make sure to bring proper sun protection. The hike back up through Rattlesnake Trail is the best part. Some "mini scrambling" and cool places to rest for 5 mins and enjoy the view. Not my favorite hike in the area but still worth the outing :).

Great trail but that Poles section was tough! Bring lots of water, there is no shade on this trail!

So far the best hike ever! Hiked the ELEVATOR! It was a beast so make sure your on beast mode when you take it!!! We even seen a huge deer! I highly recommend this hike if you want a challenge. We did 9.1 miles in 3.22 hours. Via No Name Ridge to Moro Ridge to Elevator.

3 months ago

Great hiking route,little bit challenge in the half way, but feels good after finish trail.

3 months ago

I brought my dog for a walk here. The view is nice. There is a nice variety of plants and Wildlife to see. You can explore some cool, small spots that are a little off the trail which is fun. There are poop bag dispensers along the way. I did not give this trail five stars because of the planes that fly by all the time, loud streets near the trail and all the houses visible. But definitely worth going. Also, as someone mentioned in a previous review- I do not consider this a moderate trail.

Nice trail although I do not consider it “moderate”. It is an easy trail but fun

This is not a hike and I have no idea where the photo was taken for the title slide. The ENTIRE hike is a paved sidewalk through an upscale neighborhood. Very nice if you’re walking your dog or your baby stroller, but can hardly be described as a hike/trail. Be warned!

It’s moderate to hard, great workout due to all the hills.

This is a wonderful ride.

6 months ago

Great work out. This loop has a lot if great hills to climb. Poles Trail is a bitch! Lol.

Not sure why it says $15 to park above-this is the back way to El Moro and you just park on street free.

One of my favorites. Great views of the ocean.

8 months ago

Great place to camp overnight.

Cool trail. Be in shape! Says mtn bike but we saw some strugglers! Narrow and rocky parts. Head towards beach first instead of along 73.

9 months ago

Free parking at the park across the start of the trail.

This is a fantastic cool-weather workout hike! Totally exposed trails through sagebrush hills with sweeping ocean views all the way to Catalina and Palos Verdes. If you follow the loop on here going down (and then back up) the Ticketron Trail, be warned that the inclines will be a *workout*, especially for beginners. For an easier hike, stick to just the ridge trails. With easy street parking and no entrance fee, you definitely want to try this one out!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nice views from Rattlesnake trail. Bring plenty of water, this is a hot hike with no shade!

We biked all around

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great hike and not very difficult.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Free parking. Nowhere near civilization. Good, wide trails in great shape. Numerous routes and maps everywhere.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It's too closed to civilization. The view from the top was okay.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Great hike, rattlesnake trail can be challenging. did the hike in February after heavy rains, created more challenge with the mud, Probably would rather deal with mud than heat, start early to avoid heat no cover.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This trail starts off as the same spot as the Boomer Ridge trail, but you head to the right and take off down the trail and down is right. The trail starts off high in the parking lot and the takes you down No Name Ridge, 2.5 miles away to a amazing view point of the Pacific Ocean & PCH.

The hike back up No Name Ridge will kill you with a some 732 ft climb. I want to return to this trail at an earlier time so I can check out the other part of the loop.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This probably rates as hard. Especially at midday with no water nor shade available. Some steep areas with pebbles where it would be easy to slip. Lots of up and down once you're past the first mile. Seems mostly uphill on the way back if you are traveling clockwise from the start. Did it with my ten year old who seemed to fare better than I did.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great hike quiet trail good scenery

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Favorite hiking spot so far

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Nice views of the ocean but the elevation ups and downs were pretty gnarly. There were some sections that were quite steep for an extended period of time. Go early because there is no shade but being near the ocean, it was nice and overcast for my whole hike. Free parking on the street near the start of the trail.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great hike for hikers of all level.. 2nd half was a bit challenging and fun.. lots of uphill and downhills.. early start is recommended as it starts getting hotter by 10.30 while you are returning..

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It was great hike on a beautiful day!

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