Hitting the Trails

Balancing recreation and conservation is the key mission for the partners of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. While much of the protected lands are open for scheduled activities or docent-led programs only, there are many opportunities to explore on your own. Visit the Activities page for a list of upcoming programs, from hiking to biking to kids’ activities and more.

For information about how to create an account and register for activities, click here.

The following parks are open daily, including holidays:

Bommer Canyon, City of Irvine Open Space Preserve – 7 a.m. to sunset

Buck Gully Reserve, City of Newport Beach – dawn to dusk

Crystal Cove State Park, California State Parks – 6 a.m. to sunset

Irvine Regional Park, OC Parks – fall/winter hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., spring/summer hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, OC Parks – 7 a.m. to sunset

Peters Canyon Regional Park, OC Parks, 7 a.m.-sunset

Quail Hill, City of Irvine Open Space Preserve – 7 a.m. to sunset

Santiago Oaks Regional Park, OC Parks – 7 a.m. to sunset

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, OC Parks – 7 a.m.-sunset