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.|
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Saturday, January 18, 2020
Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced cardio hike in Weir Canyon that leads us on a figure eight-shaped route. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Weir Canyon, Gypsum Canyon, Fremont Canyon, and Blind Canyon. Wildlife sightings are possible. This is an advanced 9.5 mile cardio hike, completed in […]
Welcome to the wonderful outdoors! Get out there and give hiking a shot by joining OC Parks Resource Specialist Gray and other budding hikers on an easy beginner walk at Black Star Canyon. We will take it slow as we hike this flat but beautiful fire road in the Santa Ana Mountains while discussing the […]
Join us on a backcountry wilderness driving tour filled with great sightseeing and photographic opportunities. Our journey begins at the Hicks Haul Staging Area, where you will board the back of an open-air, ten-seat, 4-wheel drive vehicle for a tour of Limestone Canyon. We will stop occasionally for 10-15 minutes or so to admire the […]
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 and Bommer Canyon that are reserved for guided activities only. Registration is not required […]
You will enjoy a gorgeous sunset with panoramic views of Orange County while hiking on the paved Hicks Haul Road. This hike travels 6 miles, out and back on both sides of Loma Ridge. If you are comfortable with our mid-week after work fitness hike this is the perfect activity for you to get your […]
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Join OC Parks staff and other volunteers in enhancing habitat at Peters Canyon Regional Park! Activities may include watering, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, mulching, or weeding. • No experience is necessary. • Water will be provided. • Tools will be available. • Minors aged 16 and younger must have a legal guardian present […]
Join us for a challenging and beautiful adventure as we hike to the Hangman’s Tree Monument on Loma Ridge. Hike distance is 6 miles and affords fantastic views along the way, spanning the Pacific coastline, San Gabriel peaks and the Santa Ana Mountains. Several very steep climbs and descents are part of this route. We’ll […]
Join an OC Parks staff-led interpretive nature hike along the “Waterworks Trail” in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll depart from Irvine Regional Park “Lot P” and head towards beautiful Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, part of the Landmarks on the back side of the Irvine Lake dam before crossing Santiago Creek and heading back on the […]
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve presents- Introduction to Nature Writing and Journaling. Join us for a classroom workshop followed by time in the field where participants will get an introduction to nature journaling, learn some basic nature observation techniques, and explore the art of creative writing and sketching. No experience necessary! All ages are welcome, […]