Earthcache Hike to East Sinks

Earthcache Hike to East Sinks

Come and hike with us to the East Sinks in Limestone Canyon, location of the Earthcache site — a special place people can visit to learn about unique aspects of the Earth — listed on The cache is titled “The Sinks- Irvine Ranch Wildlands, GC1ZB6V.” This hike is open to existing geocachers, those curious about geocaching and non-geocachers alike. There will be as much time as needed spent at The Sinks so all geocachers can record their data and make their observations to confidently log their visit to this cache site.

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

The Sinks is a unique and spectacular geological formation in Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This hike will follow the Limestone Ridge to The East Sinks viewpoint, and then travel through Cactus Canyon and Limestone Canyon for an approximate 6.5-mile loop. There will be multiple climbs and descents for a moderate and challenging hike totaling 2000′ elevation gain.

Please note that you will be asked to adhere to the following measures 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.
  • All participants are required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival at the staging area and before beginning the activity. The waiver can be previewed here: IRC Liability Waiver
  • 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.

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

Activity Details Led by IRC

Sunday, November 12, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
OC Parks
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
6 miles
Elevation Change:
1100 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
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