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This is the Upper Newport Bay ecological reserve as seen from University Drive.
A pair of birds near Tern Island staring intensely at each other while an onlooker watches.
The Upper Newport Bay museum is on the West side of the bay.
I like this traffic engineer! -- This is along the East side of the Upper Newport Bay ecological reserve.
A 360 degree panoramic view of the Newport Back Bay from a small park on the west side.
A scenic view from a bluff.
Fancy houses across from Shellmaker Island.
The TV news team is interviewing the green can people. This is at Earth Day (4/21/2001) in the Upper Newport Bay.
You can continue from the South end of this trail by busy surface streets and water ferry to the nearby Newport / Balboa bike trail and from there, catch either the Huntington Beach or Santa Ana River trail.
Orange County Bike Trail map
Newport Back bay map
Rating: * * * * *
Season: Best in the winter and spring when the wildlife is plentiful and the temperatures are mild.
Hazards: Very little shade in the summer.
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