The Tecate Cypress is a rare species found only in southern California and northern Baja California. The northern most population in the Santa Ana Mountains is in severe decline due to too-frequent wildfires. In effort to protect this rare species, locally genetic trees will be watered and mulched in Fremont Canyon, in close proximity to the staging area.
Please be aware that you may be instructed to use tools for this activity such as; but not limited to, pliers, mallets, trowels and shovels.
Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-2 activity on the land. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions you may have prior to registering.
Irvine Regional Park’s Pumpkin Patch is open daily at the park though October 31st. This will bring in many people and vehicles to Irvine Regional. To get to the staging area for this activity, you will have to drive through the park. Please make sure to give yourself enough time before the activity to get through the entrance gate and drive to the staging area. There could be a line to get in as well as traffic inside the park.
Please note that you will be asked to adhere to the following measures during the activity in order to participate:
- Be registered in advance, no walk-up registration is permitted.
- Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, and closed-toe footwear, first aid, health needs etc.
- 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 employees, volunteers, and participants, please do not sign up or attend if you are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been in recent contact with someone who was ill.