Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Well maintained trails that were pretty easy. This is a nice place for being in the middle of the city. There is no shade but the views are great. Not a great place if trying to get away due to location, traffic noise and airport noise but it was a great place to go to get out of the hotel room without fighting traffic.

mountain biking
13 days ago

Rode this loop a few times while staying with my family at the Newport Dunes. Perfect for the single speed mountain bike I brought with me for the trip. Highly recommend this ride if you're staying there.

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.

This is a great trail for families because there is a paved trail you can walk on if you have strollers or wheelchairs. Dogs are allowed on a leash. You wan venture off the paved trails to add a little more difficulty to your hike but I would still say this is an easy trail and great for beginners. There are bikers you need to watch for if you're on the paved trails. The views are great here and you get cool ocean breeze.

hiking
1 month ago

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

If you live near the path it would be a great place to walk your dog. However, I will probably not drive here again, even if it's only from HB.

No shade. You can park in the lot off of Irvine or on the street along Jamboree which we had to do since it was OC Marathon Weekend. The planes over head were very annoying and so were the mountain bikers - too fast for an area like this.

Tip: sunscreen, a hat, and maybe some ear plugs.

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

Nice easy walk!

This is a wonderful ride.

Nice place to go for a walk. Multiple trails and there is a info center

hiking
3 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.

I guess how you feel about this place depends on how you plan to use it. Could be fun on a bike (track bike) since it is all paved and don't have to worry about lots of traffic. Could be good for a family with young kids since and a stroller would be feasible. Could be good for joggers. I went with my dog to hike and there are no dirt trails, there is excessive debris in the water/plants and there is a funky sewage smell in places.

One side of loop doesn’t allow cars and the other side only allows cars in one direction so it’s a very calming/peaceful walk, run or bike ride. Very flat except in one small/short area. Nice waterway views all along trail.

One of my favorites. Great views of the ocean.

backpacking
5 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.

nice walking in the morning

easy flat trails with great views.

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!

I have directions for a nice 3 mile loop on HikingGuy dot com

great place for a walk, a jog, a hike, a run.. everything!

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

The bridge is closed. But a good path is closer to the water. If you do all the loops it will in zigzag fashion 6miles

One of my favorite go-to spots when I want some fresh air and walk my pup.

Great hike with kids! There's basically 3 levels of hiking. A paved route, an easy dirt route and a slightly more challenging one with steps and inclines. Lots of wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, lizards, birds and even a coyote. It's near OC airport, so even low flying planes overhead.

Good for a chilly day. No shade for hot days. Very crowded and not very scenic.

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