Portola to The Sinks

Hiking & Fitness
Portola to The Sinks

Do you want to explore the Sinks, a geological rock formation that has a reputation as “Orange County’s miniature Grand Canyon”? Come join us on a hike from the Portola Staging Area to the West Sinks in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. Distance is about 6 miles, with some sustained climbing in one section. Participants must wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes. Remember to pack plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and all other necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail. This activity originates in the City of Irvine (Portola Staging Area) and travels into OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space.

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.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions you may have prior to registering. To learn more about the staging areas and activity locations, please visit our Staging Areas Playlist page.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Sunday, September 22, 2024
Time:
6:30 am - 9:30 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
3:00
Type:
Hiking & Fitness
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Portola
Difficulty:
4
Distance:
8 miles
Elevation Change:
1500 feet
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens on 8:00am on 09/07/2024

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