Image from OC Parks
Image from OC Parks

It’s a Hikes & Bikes weekend!! That always excites me. If you have kids ages 8+  or you can haul your little on a bike seat, this would my pick for you. Bring the family along for a bike ride to Dripping Cave in Aliso & Wood Canyons Park.

Saturday, April 25, 2105

Let’s Go Hiking! at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow Canyons with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. You will experience a variety of plant communities, from Coastal Sage Scrub to Oak Woodland and enjoy a view of the ocean at the top. Minimal interpretation, but questions welcome. The terrain can often be rocky and uneven.

  • Participants should bring water, a hat, a snack, and wear proper hiking shoes.
  • Ages 15 and up. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  4/25/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 Sunday, April 26, 2105

Guided Interpretive Hike at Irvine Regional Park
Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Regional Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  4/25/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Meditating in Nature at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Relax in nature.  Enjoy a short walking meditation, breathing and energization exercises, and sitting meditation. Bring a blanket and a pillow.  No experience necessary.

  • Ages 16 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  4/26/2015
Time:  6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Birding Hike at Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Spot local native and spring resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this slow and easy 2-mile walk through a landscaped suburban parkland setting at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Wear hiking or walking shoes; bring binoculars!

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel (Enter park and make a right turn at the T intersection. Make a left into the first parking lot and meet at the far end.)
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F & 949-923-2240 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Reservations Link

Date:  4/26/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Bandito Bike Ride to Dripping Cave at Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Join a band of bike wielding young explorers on a ride to Aliso’s most intriguing attraction. We’ll learn the mysterious legends of this famed bandit hideout as well as its previous inhabitants – the native Acjachemen people. Earn a ranger badge for being an accomplice on the journey.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Parkway (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, left into parking lot).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri & (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle
  • Ages 8 and up (or peddled by adult) who can comfortably ride 5 miles (150 ft. elevation gain) of dirt trails with some sandy sections
  • Bike, helmet, water, snack, and weather appropriate clothing/shoes required
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Reservations Link

Date:  4/26/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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