Soaring from the Mountains to the Sea

helicoptercubephotoDid you enjoy your visit to the Discovery Cube Orange County? You’ve seen the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks by helicopter, now find out how you can experience the land on foot. Most of the Landmarks areas are protected nature preserves, and you can enjoy them by joining a scheduled activity. There are hundreds of activities every month, plus many places for you to explore on your own.

Here are just a few ways you can explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks:

Family-Friendly Activities
The whole family can participate in activities on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Trained naturalists will lead your group along trails through sensitive and beautiful wildlife habitats.
Click here for family-friendly activities.
hikesquare Hitting the Trails
Walking in the wilderness is a bit different than walking around town, but no special equipment is required for family-friendly programs. There are also trails that you can explore on your own.
Click here to get started.
Exploring the Landmarks
The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks are nearly 40,000 acres of protected open space and public parks for you to explore. Learn more about the locations you saw by helicopter, and how you can see them on foot.
Click here to learn more, or use the Explore menu above.
Wildlife Slideshows
Scientists use remote monitoring cameras to check on the health and activity of local wildlife. The photos the collect are used for scientific research, and you can peek at a few in the Wildlife Slideshows.
Click here to see the slideshows.
Visit the Animals
Which animals live in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks? You can find out at the OC Zoo in Irvine Regional Park. Many native species live there, including mountain lions, coyotes and bobcats.
Click here to visit the OC Parks website and learn more about OC Zoo.
Free Species Fact Sheets

Common Animals Animal Tracks
Common Plants Arthropods
Birds Invasive Weeds
Wildflowers Butterflies