Buck Gully Reserve provides one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach and gives nature enthusiasts the chance to explore the beautiful California holly during these winter months. From dawn to dusk, you can check out this hidden oasis of lush wilderness and running water or sign up for a docent-led tour to give you a more in-depth look into the reserve.
The City of Newport Beach, in partnership with Irvine Ranch Conservancy, manages the Reserve through, among other means, targeted invasive plant species identification, removal and habitat restoration. The Buck Gully Reserve includes 300 acres of lush wilderness, home to numerous species of plants and animals. Miles of trails running through protected open space habitats bring residents close to nature while they walk, run, hike and bike.