Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Postponed Until Further Notice: 7:30 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Special Events

This event is being postponed until further notice due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is the highest weather rating for heat.

The next Black Star Wilderness Access Day will be scheduled for November, please check back on LGO for updates on additional self-guided access opportunities.

Pre-Registration for this event is required.

All participants are required to have a printed copy of their confirmation form to show proof of registration at the gate for this event.

You will need the confirmation form for you and your guests to enter the trail system. There will NOT be a registration table on site.

Please print your auto-generated confirmation email from letsgooutside.org  before you arrive.

7:30 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Parking on Black Star Canyon Road is not reserved for this event. Parking will be limited.

Major crowds are typically present at the very start of the event.

When you are unable to maintain 6′ of distance, a facial covering will be required on the trail system. Tips for your safety and others during COVID-19 can be found below.

Black Star Canyon offers pleasant introductory trails for beginner hikers and families as well as challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided hiking, biking and equestrian use. A variety of trail loops offer extended exploration throughout the canyons. Take time to explore the local plant communities and beautiful scenery in easy 30-minute walks or take in 7+ miles in a strong cardio trek. A new map is attached to your confirmation as some trails will be designated as one-way only due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Participants will want to plan their day successfully by using Trail Tips to prepare for your hike.

  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other participants at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival system will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items. There will be no on-site registration table. Bring a printed copy of your auto-generated confirmation email. You are required to show your confirmation.
  • Please bring plenty of water as there are no facilities in this wilderness setting on the trails and water will not be available at the staging area.
    • Rule of thumb: 1 liter or 32 ounces per hour, per person.
    • For longer or more strenuous hikes, carry a backpack or waist pack that can accommodate the amount of water you will need.
  • Please follow all County and State guidelines for COVID-19. You can learn more about facial covering guidelines here: Orange County Health Care Agency Guidelines
  • Please do not plan to gather, stopping to eat, or meet in groups.
  • There will be multiple one-way directional signs on the trail system. Please take the time to plan your route before you arrive. Follow the signs on the trails for the safety of all trail users at the event. Thank you for your cooperation. Black Star WAD Map COVID WebSize
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, proper attire, and footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, recommended facial covering, etc.
  • Restrooms will be available at the staging area only, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.

Please plan your day accordingly to all the guidelines provided.

 

Participants are required to stay on designated trails at all times. In addition to being a rare and sensitive habit, the Irvine Ranch Open Space is under strict protection. There are often unseen dangers just off-trail including, but not limited to: mountain lions, poison oak, ticks, poisonous spiders, and venomous snakes. IRC Volunteers will be on the trail to call the rangers for assistance, but will not be available to provide naturalist interpretation assistance. OC Parks Rangers may issue citations for visitors found off-trail so for your safety, please stay on the designated paths during your stay in Black Star Canyon.

Other Important Notes:

  • There will be staggered reservation starting times. Be sure to check your reservation time before arrival.
  • OC Park Rangers require all trails to be cleared for closure by 12:00pm.
  • No new trail users will be permitted onto the trails at least one hour prior to closing.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the Irvine Ranch Open Space. No matter how cute yours may be, by nature, dogs are predators; their presence and their lingering scent disturb the indigenous wildlife and disrupt vital routines long after a dog has left the area.
  • Minors, ages 18 and under, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult mountain bikers and equestrians are requested to wear helmets. Minors are required to wear helmets per state law.
  • If you are an equestrian, there is a separate registration designated for you found at www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities and click under “Wilderness Access Day – Equestrians.” Once registered, please email info@irconservancy.org at least 72 hours prior to the event so that we may verify whether your trailer can be accommodated in our parking configuration. Trailer parking is very limited and is subject to “first come, first served.”
  • Inclement weather or fire danger will cause the program to be cancelled.

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

To minimize the human impact on wildlife and their habitat, there may be unannounced trail closures or the rotation of areas being open and closed. This is an adaptive management approach to accommodate both the human users and wildlife needs.

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

Postponed Until Further Notice: 7:30 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon
Date:
Sat, 09/05/2020
Time:
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Postponed Until Further Notice: Equestrian Only: Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon 7:30 AM Entry

Equestrian

This event is being postponed until further notice due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is the highest weather rating for heat.

The next Black Star Wilderness Access Day will be scheduled for November, please check back on LGO for updates on additional self-guided access opportunities.

Pre-Registration for this event is required.

All participants are required to have a printed copy of their confirmation form to show proof of registration at the gate for this event.

You will need the confirmation form for you and your guests to enter the trail system. There will NOT be a registration table on site.

Please print your auto-generated confirmation email from letsgooutside.org  before you arrive.

Equestrian Only: Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon 7:30 AM Entry

There is limited space for equestrian parking. Riders must also have the ability to transport their horse to the parking area. Parking on Black Star Canyon Road is not reserved for this event.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Major crowds are typically present at the very start of the event.

When you are unable to maintain 6′ of distance, a facial covering will be required on the trail system. Tips for your safety and others during COVID-19 can be found below.

Black Star Canyon offers pleasant introductory trails for beginner hikers and families as well as challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided hiking, biking and equestrian use. A variety of trail loops offer extended exploration throughout the canyons. Take time to explore the local plant communities and beautiful scenery in easy 30-minute walks or take in 7+ miles in a strong cardio trek. A new map is attached to your confirmation as some trails will be designated as one-way only due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Participants will want to plan their day successfully by using Trail Tips to prepare for your hike.

  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other participants at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival system will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items. There will be no on-site registration table. Bring a printed copy of your auto-generated confirmation email. You are required to show your confirmation.
  • Please bring plenty of water as there are no facilities in this wilderness setting on the trails and water will not be available at the staging area.
    • Rule of thumb: 1 liter or 32 ounces per hour, per person.
    • For longer or more strenuous hikes, carry a backpack or waist pack that can accommodate the amount of water you will need.
  • Please follow all County and State guidelines for COVID-19. You can learn more about facial covering guidelines here: Orange County Health Care Agency Guidelines
  • Please do not plan to gather, stopping to eat, or meet in groups.
  • There will be multiple one-way directional signs on the trail system. Please take the time to plan your route before you arrive. Follow the signs on the trails for the safety of all trail users at the event. Thank you for your cooperation. (ATTACH MAP HERE)
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, proper attire, and footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, recommended facial covering, etc.
  • Restrooms will be available at the staging area only, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.

Please plan your day accordingly to all the guidelines provided.

 

Participants are required to stay on designated trails at all times. In addition to being a rare and sensitive habit, the Irvine Ranch Open Space is under strict protection. There are often unseen dangers just off-trail including, but not limited to: mountain lions, poison oak, ticks, poisonous spiders, and venomous snakes. IRC Volunteers will be on the trail to call the rangers for assistance, but will not be available to provide naturalist interpretation assistance. OC Parks Rangers may issue citations for visitors found off-trail so for your safety, please stay on the designated paths during your stay in Black Star Canyon.

Other Important Notes:

  • There will be staggered reservation starting times. Be sure to check your reservation time before arrival.
  • OC Park Rangers require all trails to be cleared for closure by 12:00pm.
  • No new trail users will be permitted onto the trails at least one hour prior to closing.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the Irvine Ranch Open Space. No matter how cute yours may be, by nature, dogs are predators; their presence and their lingering scent disturb the indigenous wildlife and disrupt vital routines long after a dog has left the area.
  • Minors, ages 18 and under, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult mountain bikers and equestrians are requested to wear helmets. Minors are required to wear helmets per state law.
  • If you are an equestrian who as registered for this event, please email info@irconservancy.org at least 72 hours prior to the event so that we may verify whether your trailer can be accommodated in our parking configuration. Trailer parking is very limited and is subject to “first come, first served.”
  • Inclement weather or fire danger will cause the program to be cancelled.

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

To minimize the human impact on wildlife and their habitat, there may be unannounced trail closures or the rotation of areas being open and closed. This is an adaptive management approach to accommodate both the human users and wildlife needs.

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

Postponed Until Further Notice: Equestrian Only: Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon 7:30 AM Entry
Date:
Sat, 09/05/2020
Time:
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Orchard Hills Loop Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Come out and enjoy the open space with us on the Orchard Hills loop trail. This trail meanders around an avocado orchard on the edge of the open space preserve and provides fantastic ridge-top views of Irvine and the Pacific coastline. The three-mile loop has several very steep climbs and uneven terrain, but the hike is done at a moderate pace. The effort is rewarded with a beautiful, unobstructed view to the west. Wear sturdy, closed-toed hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Orchard Hills Loop Hike
Date:
Sat, 09/05/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Postponed Until Further Notice: 8:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Special Events

This event is being postponed until further notice due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is the highest weather rating for heat.

The next Black Star Wilderness Access Day will be scheduled for November, please check back on LGO for updates on additional self-guided access opportunities.

Pre-Registration for this event is required.

All participants are required to have a printed copy of their confirmation form to show proof of registration at the gate for this event.

You will need the confirmation form for you and your guests to enter the trail system. There will NOT be a registration table on site.

 

Please print your auto-generated confirmation email from letsgooutside.org  before you arrive.

8:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Parking on Black Star Canyon Road is not reserved for this event. Parking will be limited.

Major crowds are typically present at the very start of the event.

When you are unable to maintain 6′ of distance, a facial covering will be required on the trail system. Tips for your safety and others during COVID-19 can be found below.

Black Star Canyon offers pleasant introductory trails for beginner hikers and families as well as challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided hiking, biking and equestrian use. A variety of trail loops offer extended exploration throughout the canyons. Take time to explore the local plant communities and beautiful scenery in easy 30-minute walks or take in 7+ miles in a strong cardio trek. A new map is attached to your confirmation as some trails will be designated as one-way only due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Participants will want to plan their day successfully by using Trail Tips to prepare for your hike.

  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other participants at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival system will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items. There will be no on-site registration table. Bring a printed copy of your auto-generated confirmation email. You are required to show your confirmation.
  • Please bring plenty of water as there are no facilities in this wilderness setting on the trails and water will not be available at the staging area.
    • Rule of thumb: 1 liter or 32 ounces per hour, per person.
    • For longer or more strenuous hikes, carry a backpack or waist pack that can accommodate the amount of water you will need.
  • Please follow all County and State guidelines for COVID-19. You can learn more about facial covering guidelines here: Orange County Health Care Agency Guidelines
  • Please do not plan to gather, stopping to eat, or meet in groups.
  • There will be multiple one-way directional signs on the trail system. Please take the time to plan your route before you arrive. Follow the signs on the trails for the safety of all trail users at the event. Thank you for your cooperation. Black Star WAD Map COVID WebSize
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, proper attire, and footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, recommended facial covering, etc.
  • Restrooms will be available at the staging area only, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.

Please plan your day accordingly to all the guidelines provided.

 

Participants are required to stay on designated trails at all times. In addition to being a rare and sensitive habit, the Irvine Ranch Open Space is under strict protection. There are often unseen dangers just off-trail including, but not limited to: mountain lions, poison oak, ticks, poisonous spiders, and venomous snakes. IRC Volunteers will be on the trail to call the rangers for assistance, but will not be available to provide naturalist interpretation assistance. OC Parks Rangers may issue citations for visitors found off-trail so for your safety, please stay on the designated paths during your stay in Black Star Canyon.

Other Important Notes:

  • There will be staggered reservation starting times. Be sure to check your reservation time before arrival.
  • OC Park Rangers require all trails to be cleared for closure by 12:00pm.
  • No new trail users will be permitted onto the trails at least one hour prior to closing.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the Irvine Ranch Open Space. No matter how cute yours may be, by nature, dogs are predators; their presence and their lingering scent disturb the indigenous wildlife and disrupt vital routines long after a dog has left the area.
  • Minors, ages 18 and under, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult mountain bikers and equestrians are requested to wear helmets. Minors are required to wear helmets per state law.
  • If you are an equestrian, there is a separate registration designated for you found at www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities and click under “Wilderness Access Day – Equestrians.” Once registered, please email info@irconservancy.org at least 72 hours prior to the event so that we may verify whether your trailer can be accommodated in our parking configuration. Trailer parking is very limited and is subject to “first come, first served.”
  • Inclement weather or fire danger will cause the program to be cancelled.

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

To minimize the human impact on wildlife and their habitat, there may be unannounced trail closures or the rotation of areas being open and closed. This is an adaptive management approach to accommodate both the human users and wildlife needs.

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

Postponed Until Further Notice: 8:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon
Date:
Sat, 09/05/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Postponed Until Further Notice: 9:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Special Events

This event is being postponed until further notice due to extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is the highest weather rating for heat.

The next Black Star Wilderness Access Day will be scheduled for November, please check back on LGO for updates on additional self-guided access opportunities.

Pre-Registration for this event is required.

All participants are required to have a printed copy of their confirmation form to show proof of registration at the gate for this event.

You will need the confirmation form for you and your guests to enter the trail system. There will NOT be a registration table on site.

Please print your auto-generated confirmation email from letsgooutside.org  before you arrive.

9:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Parking on Black Star Canyon Road is not reserved for this event. Parking will be limited.

Pre-registration for this event is required.

Major crowds are typically present at the very start of the event.

When you are unable to maintain 6′ of distance, a facial covering will be required on the trail system. Tips for your safety and others during COVID-19 can be found below.

Black Star Canyon offers pleasant introductory trails for beginner hikers and families as well as challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided hiking, biking and equestrian use. A variety of trail loops offer extended exploration throughout the canyons. Take time to explore the local plant communities and beautiful scenery in easy 30-minute walks or take in 7+ miles in a strong cardio trek. A new map is attached to your confirmation as some trails will be designated as one-way only due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Participants will want to plan their day successfully by using Trail Tips to prepare for your hike.

  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other participants at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival system will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items. There will be no on-site registration table. Bring a printed copy of your auto-generated confirmation email. You are required to show your confirmation.
  • Please bring plenty of water as there are no facilities in this wilderness setting on the trails and water will not be available at the staging area.
    • Rule of thumb: 1 liter or 32 ounces per hour, per person.
    • For longer or more strenuous hikes, carry a backpack or waist pack that can accommodate the amount of water you will need.
  • Please follow all County and State guidelines for COVID-19. You can learn more about facial covering guidelines here: Orange County Health Care Agency Guidelines
  • Please do not plan to gather, stopping to eat, or meet in groups.
  • There will be multiple one-way directional signs on the trail system. Please take the time to plan your route before you arrive. Follow the signs on the trails for the safety of all trail users at the event. Thank you for your cooperation. Black Star WAD Map COVID WebSize
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, proper attire, and footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, recommended facial covering, etc.
  • Restrooms will be available at the staging area only, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.

Please plan your day accordingly to all the guidelines provided.

 

Participants are required to stay on designated trails at all times. In addition to being a rare and sensitive habit, the Irvine Ranch Open Space is under strict protection. There are often unseen dangers just off-trail including, but not limited to: mountain lions, poison oak, ticks, poisonous spiders, and venomous snakes. IRC Volunteers will be on the trail to call the rangers for assistance, but will not be available to provide naturalist interpretation assistance. OC Parks Rangers may issue citations for visitors found off-trail so for your safety, please stay on the designated paths during your stay in Black Star Canyon.

Other Important Notes:

  • There will be staggered reservation starting times. Be sure to check your reservation time before arrival.
  • OC Park Rangers require all trails to be cleared for closure by 12:00pm.
  • No new trail users will be permitted onto the trails at least one hour prior to closing.
  • Dogs are prohibited on the Irvine Ranch Open Space. No matter how cute yours may be, by nature, dogs are predators; their presence and their lingering scent disturb the indigenous wildlife and disrupt vital routines long after a dog has left the area.
  • Minors, ages 18 and under, should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Adult mountain bikers and equestrians are requested to wear helmets. Minors are required to wear helmets per state law.
  • If you are an equestrian, there is a separate registration designated for you found at www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities and click under “Wilderness Access Day – Equestrians.” Once registered, please email info@irconservancy.org at least 72 hours prior to the event so that we may verify whether your trailer can be accommodated in our parking configuration. Trailer parking is very limited and is subject to “first come, first served.”
  • Inclement weather or fire danger will cause the program to be cancelled.

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

To minimize the human impact on wildlife and their habitat, there may be unannounced trail closures or the rotation of areas being open and closed. This is an adaptive management approach to accommodate both the human users and wildlife needs.

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

Postponed Until Further Notice: 9:00 AM Entry Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon
Date:
Sat, 09/05/2020
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy an evening hike through stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants as you listen to the sounds of nature. This hike is done at an easy walking pace. This out-and-back program travels 2.5 miles round trip to scenic Loma Ridge and back down.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Sun, 09/06/2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Monday, September 7, 2020

Orchard Hills Evening Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Come out and enjoy the open space with us on the Orchard Hills loop trail. This trail meanders around an avocado orchard on the edge of the open space preserve and provides fantastic ridge-top views of Irvine and the Pacific coastline. The three-mile loop has several very steep climbs and uneven terrain, but the hike is done at a moderate pace. The effort is rewarded with a beautiful, unobstructed view to the west. Wear sturdy, closed-toed hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Orchard Hills Evening Hike
Date:
Mon, 09/07/2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
More Information  

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Bommer Canyon East Fork and Ridge Route Loop Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Experience the serenity of Bommer Canyon during this moderate-paced hike in the Irvine Open Space. We’ll experience mature coastal sage scrub and fantastic views overlooking the city of Irvine and the hillsides to the north. This hike is just over 3 miles and includes 700 feet of total climbing elevation with several very steep inclines. The steepest section ascends 300 feet in a quarter-mile. Participants must be in good physical condition.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Bommer Canyon East Fork and Ridge Route Loop Hike
Date:
Tue, 09/08/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy an evening hike through stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants as you listen to the sounds of nature. This hike is done at an easy walking pace. This out-and-back program travels 2.5 miles round trip to scenic Loma Ridge and back down.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Evening Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Wed, 09/09/2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Morning Hike on Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Kick off your morning with a hike through stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants as you listen to the sounds of nature. This hike is done at an easy walking pace. This out-and-back program travels 2.5 miles round trip to scenic Loma Ridge and back down.

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

  • Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site. The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here:  IRC Liability Waiver 2020.05
  • 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 footwear, first aid, medications, hand sanitizer, etc.
  • Bring and make use of recommended facial coverings at all times when in the staging area. Facial coverings are also recommended during the activity.
  • Maintain proper physical distancing, a minimum of 6 feet, between yourself and all other members of the group at all times.
  • A contact-less arrival and sign-in process will be utilized to diminish touching and sharing items.
  • Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
  • Group stops will be minimized and generally only done for safety purposes.
  • You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Morning Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Thu, 09/10/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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