Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, Newport Beach

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#6 of 13 in Parks in Newport Beach
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  • We visited the preserve on a Tuesday afternoon hoping to walk some of the miles of trail around the bay and parked in the free lot on University just east of Irvine. This lot had parking for people...  more »
  • We bicycle around the paved path circling this lively preserve monthly, never failing to spot a variety of herons, egrets, ducks and ospreys. We get off the paved path and onto the trails to see...  more »
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  • So pretty! We went around 5 PM in the summer and it was windy and not too warm. There are hiking, biking and horse trails, but do not offer rentals. It’s dog friendly. The interpretive center opens 10 AM-4 PM while the bathrooms are open 6 AM-4 PM. You can spot many birds, sometimes in flocks, but the only place you can get up close to the river and the greens is by the interpretive center. There are long trails for you to walk which are easy, regularly-used and wide. The view is very worth it! There are many different areas where you can stand on a rock and look at the views while you’re hiking. We also saw fish jumping out of the river!
  • This is very nice place to run and walk at. There are many different trails to choose from, from dirt paths to bike paths. The views are the nicest in the spring when the plants are green but in the summer the water views are just as nice. It is hard to get sick of the variations of paths to take.

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