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Back Bay Loop Trail

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 60' 18 m
Descent: -92' -28 m
High: 75' 23 m
Low: 12' 4 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Peter Magnuson

Nature and hiking, the perfect pair.

Peter Magnuson

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail follows the northern side of the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. It is a paved trail with a couple of bridge crossings. There are horse trails that follow this trail as well, which means you can turn this into a full-blown hike; at least from the nature center to Jamboree Road.

Along the entire trail you have views of the preserve and its wildlife. While you are hiking beware that this is heavily used by cyclists of all kinds.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

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Land Manager: City of Irvine

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in Costa Mesa

#1,967

in California

#18,255

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Keep your eyes and ears out for bikers as there are quite a few.
Jun 8, 2015 near Costa Mesa, CA
Nice rolling trail
Jun 8, 2015 near Costa Mesa, CA
A quick break enjoying the view
Sep 2, 2019 near Costa Mesa, CA

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