The path is 2.9 miles one-way, but it’s also fun to run out the Newport Beach Pier (0.3 miles one-way) and the Balboa Pier (0.2) miles, which together would add 1 mile.There are some good opportunities to extend the run. At Balboa Pier, head east up Main St. (lots of shops & restaurants) to the historic Balboa Pavillion, Arcade, and ferry. There’s a nice path along the water there for about 0.5 miles. You can also head further south, along E. Ocean Blvd., for another 0.5 miles to the end of the peninsula, where there’s a jetty you can enjoy and a great place to watch surfers on a good day.
Add-Ons: Just north is the 10+ mile Huntington Beach-Newport Beach Bike Path. Take Seashore Dr. for about 1 mile to West Newport Park.