Event Details

Location: Corona del Mar, CA


Sunday, April 22nd at 10:00 AM

Here’s an opportunity to join your fellow Cornellians for a refreshing hike in a little known corner of Newport Beach.  This trail is 2.5 miles in and 2.5 miles out, and is accessible year round.  Buck Gully Reserve is a natural, coastal canyon in the City of Newport Beach.  Spring is a good time for this hike as the trail follows a natural stream bed, plus it’s nice when the hills are green and alive after the Spring rains.  This unique hike offers a different side of Newport Beach, looking up to the homes of Newport Coast and out across Corona del Mar to the ocean beyond!

Gather family and friends, RSVP with Harris Hunt (hhhunt@me.com), and we’ll see you there!

Start Time: Arrive at the trailhead by 9:45 AM, we will depart promptly at 10:00 AM.

Meeting Location: We will meet at the lower trailhead on Poppy Avenue in Corona del Mar.


MacArthur Blvd. towards Corona del Mar
Turn left onto Harbor View Drive
Turn right onto Marguerite Avenue
Turn left onto 5th Avenue
Turn left onto Poppy Avenue

872 Poppy Avenue, Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Let’s Go Outside Website

End Time: We expect to be back to the trailhead around 1:00 PM.

Distance: Roughly 5.0 miles round-trip.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours, at a leisurely pace.

Route:  Buck Gully Trail.  Up the gully and return down the gully.  Also known as the Bridge Trail and Bobcat Trails.

Closed toed shoes with good traction
Water and snacks
Sun protection: sunblock, visor, hat
Camera (you never know what you might see!)
No dogs allowed
No bikes allowed

RSVP: Email Harris Hunt (hhhunt@me.com), Cornell Class of ‘83, to RSVP or if you have any questions.  In the subject, include “CAAOC Spring Hike.”  In the body of your email, please include your name, Cornell class, and any guests you will be bringing.  Thanks!

See you there!

Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, and possible unpleasant interactions with mountain lions, coyotes, snakes, and/or ticks. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers, and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike.
You acknowledge that we are not professionals.
You assume responsibility for yourself and your safety.