GOT-OC Hiking in Buck Gully

OK GOT-OC Hikers, this is a new hike for me, but it comes highly recommended. There are many new hikes I want to try with the group and this is the first of them. Buck Gully is about a 5.2 miles out and back hike and not overly difficult. We've been doing harder hikes than this over the last month. I personally have wanted to try this for a while now, and I'm excited to finally have the opportunity.

 

Buck Gully Reserve is a natural, coastal canyon in the City of Newport Beach. The canyon is bounded by urbanized areas, including single-family residences, roadways, and the Pelican Hills Golf Course. The watershed draining into Buck Gully encompasses approximately 1,200 acres and includes portions of the San Joaquin foothills.

 

Directions to the meetup location-- Please read this and look at the location map Meetup provides.

From the 73 Freeway, take the MacArthur exit and head south for 2.3 miles.  Turn left on San Joaquin Hills Road, go 0.7 miles and turn right on Marguerite.  Go 0.8 miles and turn left on 5th Ave.  Drive to the end of 5th and park on the side of the road on Poppy.  (Note that there is no public parking on Poppy north of 5th).  From Pacific Coast Highway, go north on Poppy (left if you are coming from the north, right if from the south) and park just before 5th.

 

A couple things to note:

Dogs are not permitted on this trail.

Meetup time is 8:30 and we step off at 8:40. As usual, I apologize in advance for leaving you behind if you are late.

Please make sure you bring water and sun protection.

 

Let's Get Out There, Orange County. Time to hike through the areas you drive past all the time.

 

 

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  • Jonnie

    sorry that I missed the last two weeks. I have been helping my daughter on her home renovation that we just closed escrow on. I miss you all, and I can't wait till this sweat equity escapade is completed so I can get back to my Sunday morning hikes...miss you all.

    June 8, 2013

  • Anita

    For those of us who dragged ourselves out of bed this morning know that Lance is unavailable next weekend to guide us on a hike. Are there any volunteers, so we can keep the momentum going? I suggest a 4.5 - 5 mile hike and someone who can keep us safe from poison oak and rattlers. Any takers?

    June 2, 2013

  • Laura S

    GREAT HIKE!!! I love new adventures! Thanks Lance and Erica. (David, Sarah and I found Taco Bell on the way home!)

    June 2, 2013

  • david j. m.

    nice hike,cool weather, and if our cool group gets any larger we'll have to demand inclusive reservation for both the area and the parking. (at lease for the morn.) just kidding :-)

    June 2, 2013

  • Karen

    Loved it, thank you!

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Erica for scheduling this meetup. We should do this hike again! :)

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike! Bobcat was a great choice (so glad we took this route)

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • PLA

    Awesome as usual! Thank you Lance "our fearless leader"

    June 2, 2013

  • Lance

    Great hike this morning. Thank you to Erica for suggesting this one.

    3 · June 2, 2013

    • Erica

      Glad you liked it!

      1 · June 2, 2013

  • Erica

    Fun! So glad we did Bobcat & it wasn't so bad!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!! :)

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Yasmin K

    Is this hike appropriate for beginner?

    June 1, 2013

    • Lance

      I think it will be Yasmin.

      June 1, 2013

  • Sandy

    Would love to but HB concourse d'elegance car show celebrating 60 years of corvettes is sunday

    May 30, 2013

  • david j. m.

    i'll plan to, sounds good

    May 30, 2013

  • Elle

    I can't make it. Plz Lance let's do it again. Enjoy everyone!

    May 29, 2013

    • Lance

      I do hikes just about every Sunday morning Elle. I will expect to see you out there soon

      May 29, 2013

    • Elle

      Definitely!

      May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is that 10.4 miles total or 5.2 miles total?

    May 29, 2013

    • Lance

      It will be right around 5.2 total miles

      May 29, 2013

  • Brenda

    I will be out of town

    May 28, 2013

  • Lance

    Folks. Please note the meetup map is the general area. Look at the map and park along poppy

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • JaneyM

    I'm hiking limestone canyon 6/1. You kids have fun without me.

    May 28, 2013

  • Erica

    Actually, there is plenty of parking north of 5th. I've never seen signs saying you can't park on Poppy.

    May 28, 2013

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