Coal Mine and Canyons Cardio Hike: Weir, Fremont, and Blind Canyons

Hiking & Fitness

This is a challenging and fantastic cardio and hill workout that will reward you with breathtaking 360 degree views of the mountains, ocean and canyons. This fast-paced 12-mile wilderness hike will climb 2200 ft of accumulated elevation as we travel through the canyons of Fremont, Blind and Weir. We’ll hike through coastal sage, riparian and oak woodland habitat, as well as experience the difference between areas that did and did not burn in 2017. The hike includes a long steep uphill and a long relatively steep downhill. Hikers must be in excellent physical condition and be able to hike at a 3.5-4 miles per hour pace uphill without stopping.

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

Please bring a minimum of 50 oz. water and trail snacks.  Come prepared with a pack, sturdy closed-toed hiking shoes or boots, sunscreen, first aid, and all other supplies to keep you safe and healthy on the trail for this fast-paced hike in a wilderness area. Each participant must carry his or her own pack and water.  Under-prepared participants may be denied access to this program.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Sunday, November 10, 2019
6:45 am - 11:45 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
Hiking & Fitness
OC Parks
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Outdoor Education Center Weir Lot
12 miles
Elevation Change:
2200 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
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