Environmental Nature Center

Newport Beach, CA
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) is a great place to explore! It is perfect for toddler waddles as there are many short trails to choose from with fun diversions such as fountains, stairs, a stream, and viewing platforms. If you choose to walk every trail, you’ll only do about 1 mile of walking. Most trails are stroller friendly but several do have staircases, so if you bring a stroller you may need to plan your path or be prepared to turn around.

Inside the Nature Museum, there are animals and interactive exhibits for the kids. The ENC regularly hosts nature related events for all ages, and has a butterfly house during butterfly season.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, and Visitor Center

Kid friendly, great for toddler waddles

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 3 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.