Activities

Friday, April 19, 2019

Epic Distance Hike in Limestone Canyon

Hiking & Fitness

Join us on this epic hike through the scenic canyons and along the ridges of Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This distance hike involves multiple steep climbs and descents with a 3,000′ elevation change on a variety of trails, both double and single track, and is designed for advanced hikers. Participants must be physically fit and […]

Epic Distance Hike in Limestone Canyon
Date:
Fri, 04/19/2019
Time:
7:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
5
Distance:
16 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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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, 04/19/2019
Time:
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Full Moon Hike: Hicks Haul Road

Interpretive
moon

Enjoy the trails under the full moon’s light! We will hike along the paved Hicks Haul Road, traveling through coastal sage scrub in this dark canyon’s interior. The hike will cover about 3 miles round trip at a moderate pace as we hike along our trail discussing the night sky.  Wear warm layers (as the […]

Full Moon Hike: Hicks Haul Road
Date:
Fri, 04/19/2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Saturday, April 20, 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, 04/20/2019
Time:
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
4
Distance:
3.5 miles
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Full
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Earthcache Hike to East Sinks

Interpretive

Come and hike with us to the East Sinks in Limestone Canyon, location of the Earthcache site — a special place people can visit to learn about unique aspects of the Earth — listed on www.geocaching.com. The cache is titled “The Sinks- Irvine Ranch Wildlands, GC1ZB6V.” This hike is open to existing geocachers, those curious about […]

Earthcache Hike to East Sinks
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
6 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
Full
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Keep It Wild – Big Bend

Stewardship

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home. Depending on the time of year, volunteers will assist with various stewardship […]

Keep It Wild  - Big Bend
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Minimum Age:
15
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Yeeha! Agua Chinon Equestrian Ride

Equestrian

Join us for a docent-led equestrian ride up Agua Chinon Canyon. We’ll visit Box Springs and make a stop at the Sinks Viewing Deck. Take in the new spring growth, wildflowers and amazing views. Must have your own fit horse able to cover moderate terrain for a duration of 2-3 hours and the ability to […]

Yeeha! Agua Chinon Equestrian Ride
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
3
Distance:
7 miles
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
5 of 10
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Limestone Canyon Photography Truck Tour

Interpretive

Join us on a backcountry wilderness driving tour filled with great sightseeing and photographic opportunities. Our journey begins at the Hicks Haul Staging Area, where you will board the back of an open-air, ten-seat, 4-wheel drive vehicle for a tour of Limestone Canyon.
 We will stop occasionally for 10-15 minutes or so to admire the […]

Limestone Canyon Photography Truck Tour
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
16 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Full
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Mustard Madness Restoration

Stewardship
Stewardship

Give back on Earth Day by participating in a restoration event. Participants will help mother earth by watering native plants or pulling weeds. After your morning of hard work, walk down to the Muth Center and enjoy our Earth Day Celebration! This free, family-friendly event features environmental-themed exhibits from community partners. Booths will feature activities […]

Mustard Madness Restoration
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
53 of 75
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Earth Day at the Bay

Interpretive

OC Parks and the Newport Bay Conservancy invite you to attend our annual celebration: Earth Day at the Bay! This free, family-friendly event features environmental-themed exhibits from community partners. Booths will feature activities include arts and crafts, science discovery and educational information. There will also be live music throughout the day as well as a […]

Earth Day at the Bay
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where:
Upper Newport Bay
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
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The Wildflower Showcase!

Special Events

Come see what amazing Orange County native wildflowers will be in bloom at the Wildflower Showcase, held at the Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s Native Seed Farm in Irvine. You are invited to stroll the Native Seed Farm grounds at your own pace, or join a guided walking tour and hear about the plants right at your feet. […]

The Wildflower Showcase!
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Native Seed Farm
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Spaces Left:
Full
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A Volunteer’s Voice: Living History Comes to Life

Interpretive

The past is brought to life through our volunteers’ voices. Today’s speakers are Orange County natives Mike and Shelley Reetz, now of Gettysburg, Penn. discuss their experiences as living history reeanctors who share their love of the past with others through education. Hear how they began their journey, the places they volunteer today, and how […]

A Volunteer's Voice: Living History Comes to Life
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Heritage Hill Historical Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Art on the Landmarks: Painting on the Mesa

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 in a safari type vehicle to the Mesa Loop. Then, settle in and create your own […]

Art on the Landmarks: Painting on the Mesa
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where:
Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
2.5 miles
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
1 of 10
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Family Hike: Agua Chinon

Interpretive
black star red rocks

Enjoy an early evening family hike in Agua Chinon (in Limestone Canyon), part of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. We will hike alongside a creekbed as we watch for red-tailed hawks and mule deer. The hike will average 3-4 miles round trip at an easy pace with a medium level of interpretation. This program is […]

Family Hike: Agua Chinon
Date:
Sat, 04/20/2019
Time:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
3 miles
Minimum Age:
8
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

RANGER RESERVE – Easter Sunday AM Shift LANI

Stewardship
Stewardship

Request Ranger Reserves to assist Park Ranger on Easter Sunday, 4/21/19 at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Duties include patrolling, enforcing ordinances, assisting with medical aids, directing traffic and other needed duties. Class B/C Uniform. Contact Park Ranger Bryan Valladares for hours flexibility.

RANGER RESERVE - Easter Sunday AM Shift LANI
Date:
Sun, 04/21/2019
Time:
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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