Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve

Point Details

Nearest Town: Newport Beach
Location: Irvine Ave and University Drive

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

33.620460909842, -117.89041403699 ↗

Trail Section


Extensive estuary, intertidal mudflat, and salt water marsh wildlife reserve. Multi-use paved road runs along the east side starting at the end of Back Bay Drive. Facilities at Muth Interpretive Center located at northeast end of reserve at 2301 University Drive.


  • Bike Path
  • Boating Facilities
  • CCC Access Point
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Hiking Trail
  • Improved Surface
  • Not on Coastal Trail
  • Parking
  • Prominent Natural Feature
  • Restrooms
  • Signage
  • Telephone

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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