Improved Buck Gully Trails Now Open in Newport Beach

Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner was joined by residents and partners to dedicate more than three miles of renovated trails in the Buck Gully Reserve yesterday. A recent trail renovation project made possible by the City of Newport Beach, State of California and Irvine Ranch Conservancy included the dramatic placement of four bridges by helicopter, as well as other improvements in the 300-acre gully.

The improvements are part of the City of Newport’s Resource and Recreation Management Plan for the 300-acre Buck Gully Reserve. The plan focuses on preserving and protecting the unique natural resources found in the area while providing opportunities for recreation. Upper Buck Gully includes two trails: Bobcat Trail, .68 miles; and Buck Gully Trail, 2.55 miles. <<…>>

The trails are accessed by entry points at the intersection of 5th and Poppy avenues in Newport Beach, or near Canyon Watch Park on San Joaquin Hills Road. There is also an entry point on San Joaquin Hills Road near Newport Ridge Drive. Upper Buck Gully trails will be open daily from dawn to dusk, as well as during scheduled programs. Dogs are not allowed in Buck Gully Reserve, for the safety of both pets and wildlife.

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