Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Special Events
Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Enjoy self-guided access in the southern portion of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve. The entire southern Open Space Preserve trail network will be open for self-guided hiking and biking from 8 am to 2 pm. This includes the single-tracks in Shady Canyon (Fox Run is closed for maintenance) and Bommer Canyon that are reserved for guided activities only. Registration is not required for this event, though it is shown on the website. If you need driving directions, please use the online registration to receive a map and instructions for getting to Bommer. The Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp will be available for parking, but please take note that your vehicle must be removed from the Cattle Camp area by 2 pm.

Please note that you are asked to adhere to the following protective measures during the activity in order to participate:

  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, and
    footwear, first aid, medications, etc.
  • Each participant must arrive with their own facial covering on their person. Participants should wear
    face coverings when participating in the activity, even with heavy exertion as tolerated, both indoors
    and outdoors (unless the face covering could become a hazard), and face coverings must be worn when
    not participating in the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other trail users that are not part of your household always.
  • A contact-less arrival process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.

Additionally, in an effort to respect and protect all staff, volunteers, and participants, please do not sign up or attend if you are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea), or have been in recent contact with someone who was ill. If you are experiencing trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face, do not sign up or attend and seek emergency medical care immediately.

 

Bommer Canyon Wilderness Access Day Participation policies:

  • Dogs are not permitted in the Irvine Open Space Preserve.
  • Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • All mountain bicyclists must wear a helmet at all times while on Irvine Open Space trails.
  • Motorized recreation vehicles of any class or type are not permitted for recreational use.
  • You may choose to enter the trail system from other surrounding locations, Quail Hill, Laguna Coast, El Moro, but you must be off of the Irvine “scheduled program only” trails by 2 pm.
  • Gates will be closed and you will be subject to citation if you are found to be on the Irvine “scheduled program only” trails before 8 am or after 2 pm.
  • Failure to remove your vehicle from the Cattle Camp by 2 pm will subject you to citation.
  • The availability for self-guided trail access is limited to the date and hours of this event only.
  • Parking, updated maps and information will be available at the Cattle Camp in Bommer Canyon during open hours.

yield.jpgMulti-use trail etiquette: Please Remember that bikers yield to hikers and that bikers and hikers yield to equestrians. Click here for more trail tips.

Please adhere to the stated description above to ensure the continuation of Access Day events in Irvine. Please email info@irconservancy.org with questions and for more information.

To learn more about the staging areas and activity locations, please visit our Staging Areas Playlist page.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Duration:
6:00
Type:
Special Events
Organization:
City of Irvine
Area:
Bommer Canyon
Staging Area:
Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp
Difficulty:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Elevation Change:
Variable
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.

Registration is closed for this activity.