Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone to Dripping Springs

Hiking & Fitness
dripping springs trail

Ready for a workout, but not sure where to start? Join us for a fitness-focused hike in Limestone Canyon. Along the trail, you’ll pass through coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and oak woodlands. The 5.5  mile hike is conducted at about 3.0 miles per hour with approximately 600′ of an uphill gradual climb on paved and […]

Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone to Dripping Springs
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
5.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Weir Canyon Fitness Hike: Oaks to Overlook Loop

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy miles of lush oak studded canyons, fascinating rock formations and sweeping views in the tranquility of the back country on this fast-paced fitness hike. On a clear day we’ll be rewarded with glorious views of the San Gabriel and Santa Ana mountains. This special and ecologically fragile area has been closed for some time […]

Weir Canyon Fitness Hike: Oaks to Overlook Loop
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
9.5 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Bird Walk – Dilley

Hiking & Fitness

Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation in partnership with OC Parks. Spot local native and resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over uneven terrain (up to 200-ft. elevation gain) through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States. No experience necessary! For ages 12 and up (minors must be […]

Bird Walk - Dilley
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Mountain Bike Clinic: Terrain Skills

Mountain Biking

If you are new to mountain biking and interested in getting started the right way, or if you just want to hone your existing skills developing terrain-influenced bike handling over several types of man-made features, this is the clinic for you! The class begins with a brief overview of rider fundamentals starting with platform position […]

Mountain Bike Clinic: Terrain Skills
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Peters Canyon Volunteer Seeding Hike

Stewardship
Stewardship

Join OC Parks staff and other volunteers in enhancing habitat at Peters Canyon Regional Park by spreading native seed along the trail! Participants should expect to carry lightweight buckets, rakes, and seeds and should plan to hike up to 4 miles. • No experience is necessary. • Tools will be provided. • Minors aged 16 […]

Peters Canyon Volunteer Seeding Hike
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where:
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Sunrise Yoga Hike in Orchard Hills

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy a short hike and a gentle yoga practice in nature. A short but steep fast-paced climb takes us to an overlook view where we engage in an invigorating early morning yoga flow as the day awakens. A short descending hike takes us back. Please bring water, your own yoga mat and large beach towel […]

Sunrise Yoga Hike in Orchard Hills
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Junior Ranger Day at the Bay

Interpretive

Come earn your Junior Ranger Badge and Certificate at Upper Newport Bay. Participants will go on a guided hike, complete a short service project, and take the junior ranger oath. Activities will be designed for learners in the 9-12 age range, but everyone is welcome. Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present […]

Junior Ranger Day at the Bay
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
7
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Red Rock Canyon in Whiting Ranch Earthcache Hike

Interpretive

Come and hike with us to Red Rock Canyon in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, location of the Earthcache site — a special place people can visit to learn about unique aspects of the Earth — listed on www.geocaching.com. The cache is titled “Red Rock Canyon – Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, GCQ0ZN.” This hike is open […]

Red Rock Canyon in Whiting Ranch Earthcache Hike
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
4 miles
Minimum Age:
10
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Meditation Walk on the Canyons Loop

Interpretive

Start your week with a quieting, peaceful excursion through nature. Enjoy a comfortable seated or reclined mindfulness practice sheltered beneath an old oak tree. Continue with a walking mindfulness practice on a half-mile level trail through a native scrub forest. There is a brief explanation of mindfulness practice for newcomers. Bring a large towel or […]

Meditation Walk on the Canyons Loop
Date:
Sun, 01/26/2020
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
0.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Hike to the Sinks: Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Come along with us on this fast-paced morning hike through beautiful Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve to The Sinks. You’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of The Sinks as well as sweeping views of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains. This hike involves steep climbs and descents on both double and single-track trails. Reviewing […]

Hike to the Sinks:  Limestone Canyon
Date:
Mon, 01/27/2020
Time:
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
10 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
8 of 20
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After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Join us every Monday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. This hike travels about 3.5 miles, up to the top of Loma Ridge and back down. The hike is conducted at […]

After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Mon, 01/27/2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
14 of 30
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