Activities

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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, 09/20/2017
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, September 21, 2017

Better Birding Basics: Birding by Ear

Interpretive

Birds are often hidden from sight and yet can still be identified by their calls and songs. Knowing how to identify birds by ear is an important step in becoming a good birder. Join other birders as we search for birds by both ear and eye in the beautiful arroyo canyon of Agua Chinon. This […]

Better Birding Basics: Birding by Ear
Date:
Thu, 09/21/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
15 of 25
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Fitness Hike – Canyon View

Hiking & Fitness

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Ages 15 and up. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area: Begin at Wood Canyon Trail off Canyon Vistas in Aliso Viejo. From Pacific Park/Canyon […]

Fitness Hike – Canyon View
Date:
Thu, 09/21/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
3
Minimum Age:
12
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Twilight Hike: Fremont Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Come enjoy a challenging, but scenic 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 […]

Twilight Hike: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Thu, 09/21/2017
Time:
4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
4 of 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, 09/21/2017
Time:
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
14 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Advanced Cardio Hike: Limestone Canyon to Raptor Limestone Ridge

Hiking & Fitness

Join us for a strenuous, extremely challenging, fast-paced, afternoon cardio hike starting in Limestone Canyon. Along the way we’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Orange County and possible wildlife sightings. This is a 7 mile cardio hike, completed in 1.5 hours and includes a 1000+ foot elevation change. This hike is for experienced, physically […]

Advanced Cardio Hike: Limestone Canyon to Raptor Limestone Ridge
Date:
Thu, 09/21/2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
8 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
15 of 20
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Intro Cardio Fitness: Extended Weir Canyon Rifle Range Loop

Hiking & Fitness

Are the regular cardio hikes a little too fast for you? If so, join us in beautiful Weir Canyon for this slower intro-to- cardio hike that incorporates a little more interpretation.  Along the trail, you’ll pass through coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and oak woodlands. Multiple steep climbs and descents are included throughout this 6 mile […]

Intro Cardio Fitness: Extended Weir Canyon Rifle Range Loop
Date:
Sat, 09/23/2017
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
1 of 25
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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, 09/23/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
9 of 20
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It’s Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm

Stewardship

Looking for a way to give back to Nature? Craving the crispy sweet smell of the hillsides in summer?  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 quirky summer wildflowers such as vinegarweed, yellow pincushions, and California buckwheat.  […]

It's Harvest Time! Collect Wildflower Seeds at the Native Seed Farm
Date:
Sat, 09/23/2017
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
8
Spaces Left:
1 of 15
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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, 09/23/2017
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, September 24, 2017

Beginning Fitness Hike in Weir Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Ready for a workout, but not sure where to start? Join us for a fitness-focused hike in Weir Canyon. Along the trail, you’ll pass through coastal sage scrub, grasslands, and oak woodlands. The 5 to 5.5 mile hike is conducted at about 3 miles per hour over mainly level trails with opportunity to do one […]

Beginning Fitness Hike in Weir Canyon
Date:
Sun, 09/24/2017
Time:
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:
Weir Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
5 miles
Minimum Age:
13
Spaces Left:
Full
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Bird Walk

Interpretive

Spot local native and summer resident birds on this slow and easy 2-mile walk through a landscaped suburban parkland setting at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists in partnership with OC Parks. No experience necessary. For ages 12 and older (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Wear hiking or walking […]

Bird Walk
Date:
Sun, 09/24/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Weekend Patrol at Irvine Regional Park

Stewardship
Stewardship

Requesting assistance from Ranger Reserves for weekend patrol. Ranger Reserves will assist with patrolling the park, advising for codified ordinance violations, traffic/parking control, and making public contacts.

Weekend Patrol at Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Sun, 09/24/2017
Time:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
18
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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 to participate […]

Waterworks Trail Restoration: Fremont Canyon
Date:
Sun, 09/24/2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
0 miles
Minimum Age:
10
Spaces Left:
6 of 15
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Family Science Sunday

Interpretive
Interpretive

Come join us for a fun day of learning anytime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.! Family Science Sundays feature free activities in the Muth Interpretive Center’s Discovery Classroom. Each month, we will explore a different educational theme. The activities are self-guided and may include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more! All ages are […]

Family Science Sunday
Date:
Sun, 09/24/2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
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Monday, September 25, 2017

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, 09/25/2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
3 of 10
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