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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Address: Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
Phone Number: 714 846 1114
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Great Walking/Jogging Paths

If visiting any of our So. Cal beaches and you need a place to jog or walk try the Bolsa Chica Reserve. I walk or jog this path every morning. The sunrise is spectacular, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Whittier

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Whittier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If visiting any of our So. Cal beaches and you need a place to jog or walk try the Bolsa Chica Reserve. I walk or jog this path every morning. The sunrise is spectacular, the birds and fish are abundant. Its peaceful and a place to reflect.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walk on nice and marked trails. We saw Blue Harons, Sting Rays, and plenty of different birds and fish. Beautiful wetlands and nice trails.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, easy walk with various starting places (the parking spots on PCH and Warner can fill up quickly). If those are full, park on Brightwater (residential neighborhood). Every time we do we always see cranes, terns, herons, etc. At the PCH starting point there is a wooden bridge that crosses. From here you can see straight down... More 

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bolsa Chica Reserve (AKA Wetlands), is one of the greatest places to visit in the area. During the Spring there are numerous species of birds that migrate here to mate. The courting process of these bird species is amazing, and this is a great place to watch it. It has a beautiful trail along the wetlands that takes you... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you ever visit HB, please, please, please go to the Wetlands. There are two entrances: the one off Warner has the visitor's center with docents that can tell you so much about the history, wildlife, and ecological significance this place has. The entrance from PCH has a trail that is a loop where you can see fish, birds, and... More 

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califoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

If you like to walk and see nature this is a wonderful experience. you can always see bird watchers and other folk walking and enjoying the ecoloy and nature. Really enjoy if you like to walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We chose this as a break in beach action. Its free and you have a chance to see birds that we might not have seen somewhere else. There are lots of opportunities for the nature photographer. The only facilities are a port-o-pot...plan accordingly

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Scottsdale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The preserve could be a really interesting place but the extreme drought of the last several years has dried up so many of the plants and there was not much wildlife when we walked through. Parts are closed off.

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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful relaxing to see the wild life the birds the kids and us really enjoyed this we will definitely come back

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

In years past, I spent many hours photographing birds up on the hill during the Spring/early Summer months. For some reason, many of the large birds, Great Blue Heron shifted to a place very near my home, Sunset Aquatic Park. There they have built nests and created families all within a single season. A few days ago, while driving by... More 

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