Los Angeles: Upper Newport Bay Trail

Trace the muddy flats and coastal bluffs of Upper Newport Bay and observe a long list of birds on this easygoing 5.9-mile stroll.
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Trace the muddy flats and coastal bluffs of Upper Newport Bay and observe a long list of birds on this easygoing 5.9-mile stroll.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.1

Waypoints

NBT001

Location: 33.653133392334, -117.88591003418

Follow trail toward interpretive center; take the first R down to the mud flats

NBT002

Location: 33.652530670166, -117.885688781738

L @ T, then R @ paved bike path

NBT003

Location: 33.6503372192383, -117.875595092773

R onto trail; follow to bike path; go R

NBT004

Location: 33.6528854370117, -117.867515563965

Jamboree Rd.; retrace steps back to Waypoint 2

NBT005

Location: 33.652530670166, -117.885688781738

L @ T; immediate L @ Y

NBT006

Location: 33.6531944274902, -117.88850402832

L @ Y; ornithologists claim more than 35,000 birds use this unique estuary in winter and spring

NBT007

Location: 33.6517028808594, -117.889106750488

L @ T & immediate L @ Y; watch for the endangered Saltmarsh Bird's Beak (hairy bluish green leaves with white flowers)

NBT008

Location: 33.6444892883301, -117.892501831055

Straight at 4-way across creek; quick L @ T

NBT009

Location: 33.6421661376953, -117.891036987305

L @ Y, then L again @ Y

NBT010

Location: 33.6417770385742, -117.892196655273

R @ Y

NBT011

Location: 33.6457901000977, -117.893341064453

Cross bridge; return to car via West Bluff Hiking Trail