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, December 7, 2019

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon

Special Events
Limestone canyon trail users

Start your weekend off by exploring numerous opportunities found throughout magnificent Limestone Canyon. Designated trails will be open for self-guided trail use in OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space. Trail routes vary in distance and level of difficulty with choices ranging from easy one-hour walks to strenuous 15-mile cardio treks. Whether traveling by feet, hooves […]

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon
Date:
Sat, 12/07/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
17 of 450
More Information  

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon, Equestrian

Equestrian
limestone equestrian horses

Come experience Limestone Canyon’s beauty from the back of your horse. Designated trails will be open for self-guided access hiking, biking, and equestrian use during Wilderness Access Day in Limestone Canyon. Equestrian riders who have trail riding experience with a fit and able horse will enjoy the historic ranch roads of days gone by. Take […]

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon, Equestrian
Date:
Sat, 12/07/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Special Events

Special Note: Cattle Camp is currently under renovation and space for parking in the corral is reduced. Carpooling is highly recommended and appreciated during this time. 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 […]

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Date:
Sat, 12/21/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
n/a
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
36 of 200
More Information  

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon

Special Events

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 […]

Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon
Date:
Sat, 01/04/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
284 of 300
More Information  

Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon, Equestrian

Equestrian
horse horses

Discover the history found along the trails in beautiful Black Star and Baker Canyons from the back of your horse. Designated trails will be open for self-guided hiking, biking, and equestrian use, where you can reach several peeks to view the local canyon terrain or meander along single tracks through the thick chaparral brush. Riders […]

Wilderness Access Day: Black Star Canyon, Equestrian
Date:
Sat, 01/04/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
3 of 3
More Information  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Special Events

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 […]

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Date:
Sat, 01/18/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon

Special Events
Limestone canyon trail users

Start your weekend off by exploring numerous opportunities found throughout magnificent Limestone Canyon. Designated trails will be open for self-guided trail use in OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space. Trail routes vary in distance and level of difficulty with choices ranging from easy one-hour walks to strenuous 15-mile cardio treks. Whether traveling by feet, hooves […]

Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon
Date:
Sat, 02/01/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon, Equestrian

Equestrian
limestone equestrian horses

Come experience Limestone Canyon’s beauty from the back of your horse. Designated trails will be open for self-guided access hiking, biking, and equestrian use during Wilderness Access Day in Limestone Canyon. Equestrian riders who have trail riding experience with a fit and able horse will enjoy the historic ranch roads of days gone by. Take […]

Wilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon, Equestrian
Date:
Sat, 02/01/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Special Events

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 […]

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Date:
Sat, 02/15/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon

Special Events

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 […]

Wilderness Access Day: Bommer Canyon
Date:
Sat, 03/21/2020
Time:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Bommer Canyon
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
Variable
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information