Activities

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Discovery Hike

Hiking & Fitness

Explore beautiful Wood Canyon and discover its native flora and fauna with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this steep, uneven and rocky, 5-mile hike, 500 ft. elevation gain.  While we will stop from time to time, spending moments to “discover,” this hike isn’t for beginners.  Please wear close-toed hiking shoes, sun protection and bring […]

Discovery Hike
Date:
Wed, 06/19/2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
18
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Stewardship Day at the West Sinks View Deck

Stewardship

Please join us as we enhance habitat adjacent to the west viewing deck at the Sinks in Limestone Canyon. This area is characterized by beautiful geological formations that resemble a mini Grand Canyon. Volunteers will travel for approximately 20 minutes in an open air safari style truck to the project site. The morning will be […]

Stewardship Day at the West Sinks View Deck
Date:
Wed, 06/19/2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
14
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, 06/19/2019
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:
Full
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday Morning Trek: Baker Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

This week in the Irvine Ranch Open Space, we’ll hike in Baker Canyon. This scenic hike includes steep climbs and descents on both single and double-track trails with about 1100 feet of accumulated climbing. We will enjoy sweeping views of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and the Santa Ana Mountains. On clear days, we can […]

Thursday Morning Trek: Baker Canyon
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
7 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Fitness Hike – Willow

Hiking & Fitness

Please be aware, this is a Fitness Hike; pace is approximately a 19 minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (750-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. For ages 15 and up with signed waiver from parent. Waiver can be downloaded […]

Fitness Hike – Willow
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
15
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The Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and The Sinks Equestrian Ride or Dripping Springs

Equestrian
equestrian horses

Take a leisurely equestrian ride through beautiful Limestone Canyon, home of oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub.  View evidence of the old ranch days when cattle once roamed the area, and see some of the wild flowers that are native to our area.  You will also see some of the designated natural landmarks of […]

The Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and The Sinks Equestrian Ride or Dripping Springs
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Twilight Hike: Fremont Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Come enjoy a scenic fast-paced  twilight hike in the remote Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve. Our hike climbs steeply from the mouth of Fremont Canyon, past an abandoned coal mine, up to the Fremont Weather Station where winds have been clocked at up to 100 mph. After enjoying the view, we’ll turnaround and hike back the […]

Twilight Hike: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
5:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Intro to Cardio Hike: Extended Weir Canyon Rifle Range Loop

Hiking & Fitness

Thinking the cardio hikes might be too fast for you? If so, join us in beautiful Weir Canyon for this slower intro-to- cardio hike.  Along the trail, you’ll pass through coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and oak woodlands in recovery from the 2017 Canyon fire. Multiple steep climbs and descents are included throughout this 6 mile […]

Intro to Cardio Hike: Extended Weir Canyon Rifle Range Loop
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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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, 06/20/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
13 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Shhh…Hike, Look and Listen

Interpretive

Come end your day with a quiet walk through the calming canyons on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We will watch for soaring red-tailed hawks, listen to birds quietly sing, and inhale the fragrance of fresh sage. Shed away the day’s repetitions and join us as we take a “slow walk” into Baker Canyon, mindful […]

Shhh…Hike, Look and Listen
Date:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Hike to East Sinks Viewing Deck: Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Come along with us on this fast-paced morning hike through beautiful Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve to the East Sinks Viewing Deck. You’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of The Sinks as well as sweeping views of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains. This hike involves steep climbs and descents on both double and […]

Hike to East Sinks Viewing Deck:  Limestone Canyon
Date:
Fri, 06/21/2019
Time:
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
10 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
8 of 20
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CANCELLED: Baker Canyon Equestrian Ride in Black Star Wilderness Area

Equestrian

Take a leisurely double loop equestrian ride through beautiful Baker Canyon in the Black Star Wilderness Area, home of oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub.  View evidence of the old ranch days when cattle once roamed the area, and see some of the wildflowers that are native to our area.  You will gain amazing […]

CANCELLED: Baker Canyon Equestrian Ride in Black Star Wilderness Area
Date:
Fri, 06/21/2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
Variable
Distance:
7 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
8 of 8
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Wild Tales

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. Trails […]

Wild Tales
Date:
Fri, 06/21/2019
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
5 of 15
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Evening Insect Safari

Interpretive

If you have ever wondered what kinds of bugs come out at night, than this is the program for you! In this family friendly program at the Muth Interpretive center we will explore the nocturnal moths, flies, beetles, and bugs of Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. Using UV lights which are harmless to them, we […]

Evening Insect Safari
Date:
Fri, 06/21/2019
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
3 of 35
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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hicks Haul Road 5k Run

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 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 5k Run
Date:
Sat, 06/22/2019
Time:
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
11 of 25
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Trail Stewardship

Stewardship

If you use the wilderness parks for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, Trail Stewardship might be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trail you use; you’ll see the trails in a whole new way. No experience necessary. This is FUN, dirty, hard work. Whatever your skill level is, there […]

Trail Stewardship
Date:
Sat, 06/22/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
16
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It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Could use a boost of  living colors? Looking for a way to give back to Nature? Then sign up to help behind the scenes at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine!  You will be harvesting seeds from beautiful native spring wildflowers, like California Poppies and Arroyo Lupines. Absolutely no experience or […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 06/22/2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
13 of 25
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Beginning Archery Class

Hiking & Fitness
Hiking & Fitness

Join OC Archery Staff for a beginning archery course for first-time archers. This course will include safety instruction and provide you with an introduction to the sport of archery. All archery equipment will be provided. Event and parking are both free. Rain will cancel the event.

Beginning Archery Class
Date:
Sat, 06/22/2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Mile Square Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
10
Spaces Left:
Full
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