Bridges of Buck Gully Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Be inspired by both the natural beauty and recent history of Buck Gully as we explore the public reserve and the collaboration that made it possible. Buck Gully is a natural coastal canyon that opened to the public in 2012 with the installation of four bridges to provide safe public access. The bridges allow exploration of the entire Buck Gully Reserve, and also provide unique vantages and viewing platforms from which to pause and observe the abundant life in and around the stream that runs through the gully year-round. Our guided program starts with a short walk from the Oasis Senior Center to the beginning of the Buck Gully trail, with a visually dramatic entrance into this special canyon. We’ll cross two bridges on the first section of our walk, and then enter the canopied singletrack portion of the trail as we pass by the third bridge. At the fourth and last bridge, we will pause to enjoy the shaded beauty of this hidden refuge, and then retrace our route back to the Oasis.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

This activity is conducted at a walking pace of approximately 3 miles per hour. This is the only Buck Gully activity that walks the full length of the canyon out and back without leaving the reserve for a street-side loop.

PLEASE NOTE: Poison oak grows in abundance throughout the entire Buck Gully Reserve trail system.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
3:30
Type:
Hiking & Fitness
Organization:
City of Newport Beach
Area:
Buck Gully Reserve
Staging Area:
5th & Marguerite
Difficulty:
3
Distance:
5 miles
Elevation Change:
560 feet
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Closed

Registration is closed for this activity.