Activities

Monday, December 10, 2018

Early Morning Advanced Hike: Whiting Wilderness Park

Hiking & Fitness

While Orange County Parks such as Peter’s, Santiago Oaks, and Irvine Regional, recover from the Canyon 2 fire, we are offering an alternative location to enjoy a refreshing early morning hike along some of the most scenic trails in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.  The landscape and animals in the recent fire need to rest; we […]

Early Morning Advanced Hike: Whiting Wilderness Park
Date:
Mon, 12/10/2018
Time:
7:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Discover Hidden Canyons: Limestone Meadow

Interpretive

Discover the hidden canyons and trails found on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. These seldom hiked trails offer fantastic vista views, secluded oasis of oaks or rising rocky outcrops. Come take a stroll along the trails to discover the hidden gems of Orange County. We will listen to tales of how the geology was formed […]

Discover Hidden Canyons: Limestone Meadow
Date:
Mon, 12/10/2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
4 miles
Minimum Age:
13
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Tai Chi in the Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise renowned for the benefits of its slow, non-stressful physical exercises as well as its meditative qualities. Baker Canyon offers a natural setting as a perfect location for deep breathing of the fresh air, energizing our internal energy (Qi) and using it to root ourselves to the land. The class will perform […]

Tai Chi in the Canyon
Date:
Mon, 12/10/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Santiago Oaks Stewardship

Stewardship

Leave your park better than you found it! Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff during monthly habitat stewardship activities at Santiago Oaks Regional Park, aimed at keeping the park’s habitat healthy. Identified in collaboration with the Park Rangers that patrol the trails everyday, stewardship projects can include planting to combat the effects of hiking, biking and riding off-trail, removing […]

Santiago Oaks Stewardship
Date:
Mon, 12/10/2018
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Full
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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, 12/10/2018
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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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

California Native Plants & Uses Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation Naturalists, learn about the many fascinating uses of California native plants during the pre-mission period on this 2-mile hike (490-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain. This hike will focus on plants used historically for tools, food and building materials. For ages 12 and older, accompanied by an adult. […]

California Native Plants & Uses Hike
Date:
Tue, 12/11/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
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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, 12/11/2018
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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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Yoga Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Stretch your mind and body on this 2.4-mile hike with a yoga twist over steep and uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain) led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Please bring a towel and water — yoga mat optional. For ages 12 and up. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area: Begin at Wood […]

Yoga Hike
Date:
Wed, 12/12/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
12
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Art on the Landmarks: Painting the Red Rocks in Black Star

Interpretive

Dive into the amazing array of color of the canyons on this outdoor Art on the Landmarks program. Bring along your paints, pens, pencils or pastels to create your own creation of the beautiful scenery around you. We will travel in a safari type vehicle to an ideal location that meets the group’s needs for […]

Art on the Landmarks: Painting the Red Rocks in Black Star
Date:
Wed, 12/12/2018
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
16
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, 12/12/2018
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:
20 of 30
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday Morning Trek: Fremont Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

This week in the Irvine Ranch Open Space, we’ll hike in the remote Fremont Canyon. The hike is just under 6 miles and includes a steep hill. We will hike from the mouth of Fremont Canyon, past a historic coal mine, to the Fremont Weather Station. After enjoying a spectacular view, we will hike back […]

Thursday Morning Trek: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Thu, 12/13/2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Fitness Hike – Little Sycamore

Hiking & Fitness

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fitness Hike; pace is approximately a 19 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, 12/13/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
15
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Intermediate Evening Mountain Bike Ride

Mountain Biking

Explore Limestone Canyon by night on this intermediate mountain bike night ride. We will ride out of Augustine, up Loma Ridge, down to The Sinks, and along Limestone Ridge or Limestone Valley, depending on the group. Please plan for a distance between 10-12 miles. Please arrive early as it will get dark quickly. Trails include […]

Intermediate Evening Mountain Bike Ride
Date:
Thu, 12/13/2018
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
14 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
1 of 15
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Friday, December 14, 2018

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 […]

Fremont Loop Distance Hike
Date:
Fri, 12/14/2018
Time:
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
15 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
2 of 16
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Weekday Slow-paced Mountain Bike Ride – 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 visit Dripping Springs which is a fern covered, year-round source of water for the local wildlife. The ride will also stop at the west viewing deck for the Sinks […]

Weekday Slow-paced Mountain Bike Ride - Limestone Canyon
Date:
Fri, 12/14/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
13 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Full
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Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Stewardship

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this […]

Acorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon
Date:
Fri, 12/14/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
18
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Wild Tales

Interpretive
Interpretive

Bring your little Wild One to learn about nature and enjoy the outdoors. Join us for a fun-filled parent and child experience including storytelling, a guided nature walk, hands on activities, and arts and crafts. No upfront cost to register online, but there is a $5 cash fee per child to participate in the craft. […]

Wild Tales
Date:
Fri, 12/14/2018
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
15 of 15
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