Activities

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Advanced Trail Run in Limestone

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, early morning trail run in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. We will start running along a paved road to East Loma dirt trail then on to Box Springs and into Limestone Canyon. This approximately […]

Advanced Trail Run in  Limestone
Date:
Sat, 09/22/2018
Time:
6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Restoration and Resilience: Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Partners at the Native Seed Farm

Special Events

Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy at our Native Seed Farm on September 22, 2018 from 8:00am to 1:00pm for National Public Lands Day to learn what local conservation managers near you are doing to restore habitat for Orange County’s native plants and animals. Then roll up your sleeves and help pick some native seed that will […]

Restoration and Resilience: Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Partners at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 09/22/2018
Time:
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Animal Tracking in Fremont Canyon

Interpretive

Come search for evidence that animals leave behind in nature. Mule deer, bobcat, coyote and even mountain lion call this hidden canyon home. Gain the basic tracking techniques as we search for evidence such as tracks, fur, bones, homes and even scat. You never know what you may find! Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes […]

Animal Tracking in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Sat, 09/22/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
Full
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Full Moon Hike: Black Star

Interpretive

Enjoy a full moon hike in Black Star Canyon on Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We will travel at an easy pace, allowing time to enjoy our surrounding sights and sounds. This program is for participants who would enjoy a slower paced hike, are in good health and can walk on uneven surfaces in a wilderness environment. […]

Full Moon Hike: Black Star
Date:
Sat, 09/22/2018
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Geology of the Canyon Hike to the Sinks

Interpretive

Join us on a 8 mile long with 700′ elevation gain moderate-paced, geology-based guided hike through the beautiful Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. Discover geologic principles and apply them to the geological features in Limestone Canyon, and chat with your naturalist as you learn about the formation of The Sinks, an iconic geological formation often compared to a mini-Grand Canyon […]

Geology of the Canyon Hike to the Sinks
Date:
Sun, 09/23/2018
Time:
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
15
Spaces Left:
8 of 25
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Monday, September 24, 2018

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, 09/24/2018
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
5 of 10
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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, 09/24/2018
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:
9 of 30
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Tuesday, September 25, 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, 09/25/2018
Time:
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
28 of 30
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Sunset Mountain Bike Ride to Cathedral Rock

Mountain Biking

Think you would enjoy a challenging, but relaxing evening biking in the wilderness on empty trails with both a sunset and a nice view of city lights, then join us on this summer time ride to Cathedral Rock. Cathedral Rock is located at the high point on the south/east ridge of Fremont Canyon; this spot […]

Sunset Mountain Bike Ride to Cathedral Rock
Date:
Tue, 09/25/2018
Time:
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
12 miles
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Full
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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 (depending on trail choice, up to a 500 ft. elevation gain). While we will stop from time to time, spending moments to “discover,” this hike isn’t for beginners. Please wear […]

Discovery Hike
Date:
Wed, 09/26/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
18
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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, 09/26/2018
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:
11 of 30
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fitness Hike – Dilley

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 strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Ages 18 and up. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve […]

Fitness Hike - Dilley
Date:
Thu, 09/27/2018
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
12
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Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area

Stewardship

Please join us at the Native Plant Nursery located at the Augustine Staging Area. This is a unique opportunity to help seed native shrubs in small pots. Your help will help to enhance native habitat within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve! We will be working in close proximity to the parking area.  Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you […]

Native Plant Nursery at Augustine Staging Area
Date:
Thu, 09/27/2018
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
9 of 10
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Art on the Landmarks: Painting in Fremont Canyon

Interpretive

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

Art on the Landmarks: Painting in Fremont Canyon
Date:
Thu, 09/27/2018
Time:
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
10 of 10
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Friday, September 28, 2018

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, 09/28/2018
Time:
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
10 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
11 of 20
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