Activities

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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, 02/20/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship

Please join IRC staff and volunteers as we plant native shrubs along the new Waterworks Trail in Fremont! Spend the afternoon working under an oak woodland and coastal sage habitat. Your work on the trail will help establish important habitat in Fremont for local wildlife. Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness […]

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Tue, 02/20/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
10
Spaces Left:
Full
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sahara Mustard Pull at Loma Ridge

Stewardship

Sahara mustard is a nasty exotic that has invaded thousands of acres across Southern California and is just beginning to encroach upon the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Now is the time to act! Over the last five years volunteers have been successfully keeping this plant at bay at Loma Ridge within the Irvine Ranch Open Space. Your […]

Sahara Mustard Pull at Loma Ridge
Date:
Wed, 02/21/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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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, 02/21/2018
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:
Full
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fitness Hike – Little Sycamore

Hiking & Fitness

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fitness Hike; pace is approximately a 17 minute mile. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Ages 18 and up. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, […]

Fitness Hike - Little Sycamore
Date:
Thu, 02/22/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
15
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Friday, February 23, 2018

California Lilacs and Other Early Bloomers of Baker

Interpretive

California Lilacs are some of the earliest and most spectacular blooming plants in California, and Baker Canyon is home to 4 different species. Join us on a walk through the varied habitats of Baker Canyon, and learn how to identify the early-blooming plants. Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, along with sun protection such […]

California Lilacs and Other Early Bloomers of Baker
Date:
Fri, 02/23/2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
4 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Weekday Slow-Paced Mountain Bike Ride – Highlights of Limestone Canyon

Mountain Biking

Enjoy the relaxation of riding in the wilderness on empty trails and join us on this docent led mountain bike ride through Limestone Canyon. We will first visit Dripping Springs which is a fern covered, year-round source of water for the local wildlife. The ride will then continue on past the Sinks to our turn-around […]

Weekday Slow-Paced Mountain Bike Ride - Highlights of Limestone Canyon
Date:
Fri, 02/23/2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
19 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
17 of 25
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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Advanced Mountain Bike: Limestone to Whiting via Loma

Mountain Biking

Join us for an advanced, fast-paced, early morning, mountain bike ride in Limestone . This approximately 20-mile mountain bike ride, completed in 3 hours, includes a 2000-foot elevation change, and is for experienced, physically fit riders who enjoy the challenge of multiple steep climbs and descents. You must be an experienced mountain biker in excellent […]

Advanced Mountain Bike: Limestone to Whiting via Loma
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
20 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Intro to Cardio Hike at Baker Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Are the regular cardio hikes a little too fast for you? If so, join us in beautiful Baker Canyon for this slower intro-to-cardio hike. This scenic loop hike will involve a few steep climbs with a net gain of about 1000′ but you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the northeastern edge of the […]

Intro to Cardio Hike at Baker Canyon
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. You will be working to help expand the Farm’s impact for restoration of Orange County’s wildlands by planting new plants into our growing fields, weeding to protect them while they grow, and harvesting seed, depending on […]

Dig in! Plant Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Irvine Lake View Hike

Interpretive

Hike with us up the east side of Fremont Canyon to arrive at a stunning view of  Irvine Lake.  This is not a cardio-hike; although there are some steep areas which are challenging. Our pace will be moderate with stops to look at the views, the blooming flowers, and catch our breath. This is an […]

Irvine Lake View Hike
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
1 of 25
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Milk and Italian Thistle Pull at Shoestring Trail/Limestone Canyon

Stewardship
Stewardship

Milk and Italian thistles are exotic annual weeds that invade Oak Woodlands. Over the last four years volunteers have been helping to successfully take these plants out from around Shoestring Trail near Limestone Canyon. Please join us in pulling any new thistles that have come up this year.We will be hiking up Shoestring Trail for […]

Milk and Italian Thistle Pull at Shoestring Trail/Limestone Canyon
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
3 of 5
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CANCELLED Staff Santiago Oaks Nature Center

Stewardship

Allow Park Rangers to keep the beautiful Santiago Oaks Regional Park Nature Center open for public enjoyment. Volunteers will monitor visitors and keep attendance. Building is climate controlled. No experience is necessary.

CANCELLED Staff Santiago Oaks Nature Center
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
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Family Hike: Round Canyon

Interpretive

Enjoy nature with friends and family in Round Canyon. We hike along a fairly flat trail as we watch for red-tailed hawks and mule deer. This activity originates in the City of Irvine and travels into OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. The hike averages 2-3 miles round trip at an easy pace with a medium […]

Family Hike: Round Canyon
Date:
Sat, 02/24/2018
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone to Dripping Springs

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 mile hike is conducted at about 2.5 miles per hour over mainly level trails. Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help […]

Beginning Fitness Hike: Limestone to Dripping Springs
Date:
Sun, 02/25/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
5.5 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon

Stewardship

Please join IRC staff and volunteers as we plant native shrubs along the new Waterworks Trail in Fremont! Spend the afternoon working under an oak woodland and coastal sage habitat. Your work on the trail will help establish important habitat in Fremont for local wildlife. Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness […]

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Sun, 02/25/2018
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
10
Spaces Left:
Full
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Crafty Kids Sundays

Interpretive
Interpretive

Come join us for a fun themed craft project anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.! Crafty Kids Sunday features FREE craft activities in the Muth Interpretive Center’s Discovery Classroom. All ages are welcome, recommended for ages 2 to 10 years old. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Crafty Kids Sundays
Date:
Sun, 02/25/2018
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
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