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Newport Bay Nature Preserve Trail

 4.0 (9)

10.4 Miles 16.8 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

182' 55 m

Ascent

-181' -55 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

90' 27 m

High

7' 2 m

Low

Shared By Peter Magnuson

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A "get off the streets" paved trail.

Peter Magnuson

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This is a rolling paved trail that basically circles the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. On the north side, you do have some options for horse trails to give you a bit of a true trail experience. You do spend a bit of time on the streets to complete the loop, but it's a small price to pay for a great loop.

Need to Know

Since it does go through some residential areas, there are some places to stop. Plus you can stop at one of the two nature centers along the way--they have water, too.

Runner Notes

This is a paved trail, but there are horse trails that border along the north side of the preserve so you can make it a bit more on trail if you would like.

Description

This is a great run in this part of the city, not far from the airport. If you're in town on a long layover, get out there and run this, or at least a part of it. It is very well marked and follows the edges of the nature preserve, which makes it a great place to get off the city streets. This run gives you views, trails, and wonderfully smooth paths. It can get a little tricky through the streets, but if you just hug the preserve, you'll do just fine.

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Jan 4, 2017
Tomas Marentes
Ran it in the opposite direction from last time. Great weather! 10.5mi
Dec 29, 2016
Tomas Marentes
Great run! A lot of beautiful views and a fun loop. 10.5mi
Oct 30, 2016
Omar Pelcastre Cabrera
I'm an beginning runner and this trail was a perfect introduction to longer distance routes. 10.5mi

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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