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Back Bay Loop Trail, Newport Beach, CA
Dave Lauridsen

Back Bay Loop Trail, Newport Beach, CA

The 10.5-mile loop circles Upper Newport Bay. There are multiple entry points, but we recommend starting at the Vista Point Lookout for the best views. Walk along the bluffs; when you reach Big Canyon, detour off the main path and cross the footbridge. You’ll hit a shaded nature trail alongside a stream that’s known as a hot spot for bird-watching. Bring your binocs.

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