Equestrian Ride: Tales and Trails of Fremont and Weir Canyons


Come bring your horse and join us on the sage-scented trail up and down gentle hills. The trail will take us under the towering overpass of the 241 Toll Road. We will see the foot of the Irvine Lake Dam and catch a glimpse of the heart of Fremont Canyon. We will pass the site of an enormous coal pile left by miners of yesteryear. Upon returning to Irvine Park we will proceed to Weir Canyon, where we will ride the trail that was used by the Butterfield Stage that ran between Memphis and Los Angeles. We will see the historical marker known as Canada de los Bueyes where cattle hides were transported to Dana Point.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land.

This is a walking ride that travels on single track trails and wide ranch roads. There will be several easy to moderate climbs. The ride will start and finish in Irvine Regional Park.

Equestrians who have trail riding experience and their own fit and able horse are welcome. You will need to transport your horse to the staging area. Horses must also be well behaved in a group setting. Owners of unshod horses, please note that footing will include areas of gravel and distances over asphalt pavement. Please bring water on the ride.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
OC Parks
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Lot C - Irvine Regional Park
10 miles
Elevation Change:
1200 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
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