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.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Fremont Loop Distance Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for an extremely challenging and strenuous hiking adventure in the scenic Fremont Canyon Wilderness Area. This 15-mile loop hike is for experienced, physically fit distance hikers. The hike is on fire/SCE dirt roads with numerous significantly steep, unrelenting climbs and descents. We hike the entire rim of Fremont Canyon, passing by an abandoned coal […]

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Fremont Loop Distance Hike
Date:
Fri, 12/06/2019
Time:
7:15 AM - 2:45 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
16 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Hicks Haul Road Fitness Run: 5K Distance

Hiking & Fitness
fitness hike

Join us for a road run in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll run on the paved Hicks Haul Road, up to a 5k distance. We’ll begin with some warm up exercises before we set off on our run. The route is up to the top of Loma Ridge and back, providing both uphill and […]

Hicks Haul Road Fitness Run: 5K Distance
Date:
Fri, 12/06/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Saturday, December 7, 2019

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Coal Mine and Canyons Cardio Hike: Weir, Fremont, and Blind Canyons

Hiking & Fitness

This is a challenging and fantastic cardio and hill workout that will reward you with breathtaking 360 degree views of the mountains, ocean and canyons. This fast paced 12 mile wilderness hike will climb 2200 ft of accumulated elevation as we travel through the canyons of Fremont, Blind and Weir. We’ll hike through coastal sage, […]

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Coal Mine and Canyons Cardio Hike: Weir, Fremont, and Blind Canyons
Date:
Sat, 12/07/2019
Time:
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
12 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
4 of 25
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Ready for a workout, but not sure where to start? Join us for a fitness-focused hike in Limestone Canyon. Along the trail, you’ll pass through coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and oak woodlands. The 5.5  mile hike is conducted at about 3.0 miles per hour with approximately 600′ of an uphill gradual climb on paved and […]

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone Canyon
Date:
Sun, 12/08/2019
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
5.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Monday, December 9, 2019

Early Morning Advanced Hike: Whiting Wilderness Park

Hiking & Fitness

Join us on this early morning advanced hike in beautiful Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. This hike can range between 7 – 9 miles and involves steep climbs and descents on a variety of trails, both double and singletrack, and is done at an average moving pace of 3 – 3.5 mph. Though challenging, we are […]

Early Morning Advanced Hike: Whiting Wilderness Park
Date:
Mon, 12/09/2019
Time:
7:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Where:
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
6 of 10
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Twilight Yoga Hike in Bommer Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy a short hike and a gentle yoga practice in nature. A short but steep climb at a medium fast pace takes us to a 360-degree view of OC where we indulge in an evening yoga flow under a setting sun. A short hike under a darkening sky takes us back. Bring water, a yoga […]

Twilight Yoga Hike in Bommer Canyon
Date:
Mon, 12/09/2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
1 of 15
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After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Join us every Monday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. This hike travels about 3.5 miles, up to the top of Loma Ridge and back down. The hike is conducted at […]

After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Mon, 12/09/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
13 of 30
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Ready for a workout? Forget the gym for the day and head outside! Join us for an exhilarating morning fitness walk on the paved Hicks Haul Road. This hike allows you to choose between a 3, 6, or 8 mile route, all of which are conducted at the speed of about 3.0 to 3.5 miles per […]

Tuesday Morning Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Tue, 12/10/2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
21 of 30
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Twilight Hike in Orchard Hills

Hiking & Fitness

Come enjoy a leisurely paced, 2-3 mph, hike in the Irvine Open Space. Get to know the nature around you as we explore Orchard Hills at that magic time just before and after sunset. We will walk around an avocado orchard that borders on the natural open space. Far-reaching views from the highest point reward […]

Twilight Hike in Orchard Hills
Date:
Tue, 12/10/2019
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
2 of 20
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mid Week Hike: Bommer Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Recharge your batteries with a refreshing mid-week hike through Bommer Canyon. This area was historically a center for cattle operations that occurred in the San Joaquin Hills up until the late 1990s, and is now part of the Open Space Preserve. This hike involves multiple steep climbs and descents across a variety of trail types, […]

Mid Week Hike: Bommer Canyon
Date:
Wed, 12/11/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
12 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
13 of 20
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After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Join us every Wednesday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. This hike travels about 3.5 miles, up to the top of Loma Ridge and back down. The hike is conducted at […]

After Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Wed, 12/11/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
12 of 30
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday Morning Trek: Quail Hill

Hiking & Fitness

This week in the Irvine Open Space, we’ll be in Quail Hill, once part of the historic Irvine cattle ranch. The hike is seven and a half miles with some climbing, but rewards you with fantastic views overlooking Laguna Canyon and many Irvine locales. Please bring water, a trail snack, sunscreen, hat and any other necessary equipment to […]

Thursday Morning Trek: Quail Hill
Date:
Thu, 12/12/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Quail Hill
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
7.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
1 of 20
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Self-Paced Fitness Hike on Hicks Haul Road

Hiking & Fitness

Enjoy an evening fitness hike through stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants as you listen to the sounds of nature. This hike is done at your own pace as a walk, jog, or run (speed range typically 2.5 to 3.5 mph), so is suitable for beginners who are just starting their fitness program as […]

Self-Paced Fitness Hike on Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Thu, 12/12/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
19 of 30
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Distance Hike: Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a scenic, fast-paced, challenging, distance hike in the beautiful Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This hike is for physically fit hikers who enjoy the challenge of multiple steep climbs and descents. This 10–12 mile hike offers sweeping views of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains as well as possible wildlife sightings. Depending […]

Distance Hike: Limestone Canyon
Date:
Fri, 12/13/2019
Time:
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
12 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
1 of 20
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Hicks Haul Road Fitness Run: 5K Distance

Hiking & Fitness
fitness hike

Join us for a road run in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll run on the paved Hicks Haul Road, up to a 5k distance. We’ll begin with some warm up exercises before we set off on our run. The route is up to the top of Loma Ridge and back, providing both uphill and […]

Hicks Haul Road Fitness Run: 5K Distance
Date:
Fri, 12/13/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
28 of 30
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Hicks Haul Fitness Run: Extended 10K Distance

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a road run in the Irvine Ranch Open Space. We’ll run on the paved Hicks Haul Road, up to a 10k (6.5 miles) distance. We’ll begin with some warm up exercises before we set off on our run. The route is up and over Loma Ridge, providing both uphill and downhill training […]

Hicks Haul Fitness Run: Extended 10K Distance
Date:
Sat, 12/14/2019
Time:
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
19 of 25
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Advanced Cardio Hike: Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, morning cardio hike starting in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. This is a 13 mile cardio hike, completed in 4 hours and includes a 1700+ foot elevation change. This hike is for experienced, physically […]

Advanced Cardio Hike: Limestone Canyon
Date:
Sat, 12/14/2019
Time:
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
13 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Bridges of Buck Gully Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Be inspired by both the natural beauty and recent history of Buck Gully as we explore the public reserve and the collaboration that made it possible. Buck Gully is a natural coastal canyon that opened to the public in 2012 with the installation of four bridges to provide safe public access. The bridges allow exploration […]

Bridges of Buck Gully Hike
Date:
Sat, 12/14/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Buck Gully Reserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
1 of 25
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