Tag: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Introduction to Day-Hiking Skills

Nix Nature Center
Nix Nature Center

Join the Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in a classroom and an outdoor setting to learn about outdoor hiking skills. This FREE class will be followed by an easy 2-mile hike on level terrain.

They will cover boots, day packs, poles, clothing and the ten most essential items to have in your pack.

The class takes place at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).

Online Registration is required or call (949) 923-2235 for more information.

  • When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:00 – 11:00 am
  • Where: Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Cost: Class is FREE, parking is $3.00 per vehicle
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Weekend Hikes

Image from OC Parks
Image from OC Parks

Get your hiking shoes on, grab your water and get to one of these FREE OC Parks guided Hikes this weekend. They are both bright and earlier in morning to be the heat. Remember these guided hikes are FREE, just cover the parking.

Happy Hiking!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the California native plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this enjoyable, moderate paced 3.5-mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain). Terrain can be steep and rocky.

  • For ages 12 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:  10/10/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Subject to cancelation without notice

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 10/11/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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WeekendHikesOC Parks hosts FREE “guided” hikes every weekend. Bring your water, hiking boots and cover the parking, they’ll take care of the rest. If your new to hiking or if you just want to get a little more prepared for your hikes – there’s a great class this weekend for you to consider.

Laguna Coast WIlderness Park will host an “Introduction to Day Hiking Skills” class on Saturday that will teach you all about outdoor hiking skills, boots, day packs, poles, clothing and the ten most essential items to have in your pack. The class is followed by an easy 2 mile hike.

Happy hiking!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2015

Introduction to Day Hiking Skills – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in a classroom and outdoor setting to learn about outdoor hiking skills. The class will be followed by an easy to moderate 2-mile hike. We will cover boots, day packs, poles, clothing and the ten most essential items to have in your pack.

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


Online Registration

Date:  10/3/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Explore the Bay Family Hike – Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
An easy for families of all ages to learn more about Upper Newport Bay and enjoy the trails around it.  The Hike will last approximately one hour-dependent on weather and will be on both paved and dirt trails with some stairs.  No formal program, but we will talk about whatever we discover along the way.  Bring sun protection and water.  We will meet on the patio of the Muth Interpretive Center.

  • No fee or reservations required, but recommended for groups greater than four people.
  • Call 949-923-2290 or emailunbic@ocparks.com to register groups
  • No pets please
Date:  10/3/2015
Time:  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Family Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation naturalist volunteers.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  10/3/2015
Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Subject to cancelation without notice

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 10/4/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

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Hikes & Bikes

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Image from laguna-beach-info.com

Yes, it’s been a while since I posted any hikes & bikes posts but I like hiking and I love cycling so I’ve decided to start them up again. It’s not too late to get our there this morning. Throw the bike on the carrier  or put your hiking shoes on and get out there!

Beginning Mountain Bike Ride  – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn mountain biking basics and trail etiquette on this 6.8-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) while enjoying canyon views. Please come prepared with a bike suitable for off-pavement riding, sturdy shoes, helmet, gloves, water and snack. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324
  • Parking: Free.


Online Registration

Date:  9/12/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Car Wreck Fitness Hike – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Hike down Aliso Canyon into the heart of the park before challenging yourself on the steep Mathis Canyon Trail then down Car Wreck Trail. Experienced hikers only.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, then left into parking lot).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $3/vehicle
  • For ages 15 and up who are capable of an 7-mile, 800-ft. elevation gain hike on very steep and rocky terrain. Be prepared for hot weather, with at least two liters of water, snack, proper hiking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Online Reservations Link

Date:  9/12/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

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Weekend Hikes & Bikes

OC Parks
OC Parks

It’s Hikes & Bikes Weekend!  If you’re looking for a guided Hike or a guided Mountain Bike ride this weekend, look no further! Here’s a list of guided Hikes & Mountain Bike rides through our OC Parks.

Saturday, May 27, 2015

Guided Interpretive Hike – 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:  6/27/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Family Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5 mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right.)
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

 


Online Registration

Date:  6/27/2015
Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Sunday, May 28, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 6/28/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Birding Walk – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Spot native birds, with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate 2-mile, level hike over uneven terrain through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars! Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road).
  • Parking: $3

Online Registration

Date: 6/28/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Bandito Bike Ride to Dripping Cave – 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)

Online Reservations Link

Date: 6/28/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Meditating in Nature – 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: 6/28/2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

 

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Weekend Hikes

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Image from OC Parks

This weekends edition of “Weekend Hikes” features a few very nice guided hikes in some of our beautiful Orange County Parks. On both Saturday & Sunday there is a choice for a family friendly hike or a more challenging hike for those looking for a little more adventure.

Either way, it’s a free guided hike, just cover the parking. Get out there!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Guided Interpretive Hike – 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:  5/23/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Geology Hike at Willow Canyon- Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Enjoy an afternoon of unspoiled canyon views and learn about the geology of this area.  The rocks and fossils reveal fascinating stories about the park’s ancient environments. This will be a 3.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (600-ft. elevation gain).

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Rd, just south of El Toro Rd intersection).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  5/23/2015
Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 5/24/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Birding Walk – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Spot native and spring migrating birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over uneven terrain (up to 400-ft. elevation gain) through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • For ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block; Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 5/24/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

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Hikes & Bikes

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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Weekend Hikes

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There are some great guided hikes this weekend at our local OC Parks. My pick of the week is the Morning Fitness Hike at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. The scenery is gorgeous and who can resist looking for little critters along the way. It’s a great way to start the weekend.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the California Native Plants and wildflowers with a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist on this enjoyable 2.5 mile hike (45-ft elevation gain) over moderately uneven terrain.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  4/11/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Fitness Challenge for All at Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Cardio on a treadmill or cardio with an ocean view? Push your personal workout goals and never get left behind as we cater to a range of fitness levels. It’s a great chance to see wildlife and learn all about Aliso and Wood Canyons from park staff. This is a 5-mile (900-ft. elevation gain).

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Reservations Link

Date:  4/11/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Morning Fitness Hike at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Take a mildly strenuous 2.5 mile hike along the Back Bay with Preserve staff.  Hike will begin in front of the Muth Center.  The hike is on both paved and dirt paths with mostly flat surfaces.This hike explores the upland areas of the bay- with opportunities to see the birds, mammals and reptiles that make this habitat their home.

  • Space is limited and pre-registration is required
  • Call 949-923-2275 or emailunbic@ocparks.com
Date:  4/11/2015
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

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:  4/11/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wilderness Walkers at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Enjoy a wonderful, moderate 3-mile walk (535-ft. elevation gain) through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Catch views of the canyons and mountain ranges from the ridge top and then walk down to Barbara’s Lake, a hidden jewel and the only natural lake in Orange County.

  • Ages 12 and up. Hat, water and snack recommended for your comfort.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  4/12/2015
Time:  2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Weekend Hikes

Image from greenadventures.com
Image from greenadventures.com

It’s Easter weekend but you can still enjoy a hike with the family. My pick for this weekend is the Redwood Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, yes….we have Redwoods right here in Orange County. This is an easy hike and the kids will loving seeing this grove of Redwoods.

Bring the kids Easter baskets and hop over to one of the local Easter Egg Hunts afterwards.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Redwood Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Join OC Parks’ trained staff on the first Saturday of the month for an easy 1.1-mile interpretive hike to the park’s Coastal Redwood grove. You will use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about our native plants along the trail. The hike begins at 9:30 a.m. from the park’s Nature Center. Don’t forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!Participants should remember water, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes.

  • All ages (small children may have to be carried).
  • Meet at Nature Center located at east end of park.
  • Cost: Free
  • Registration: call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com

Parking: $5 per vehicle

Date:  4/4/2015
Time:  9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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:  4/4/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5 mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation naturalist volunteers.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  4/4/2015
Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Ranger Led Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park 

Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 4/5/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

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Weekend Hikes

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Image from OC Parks

Here’s this edition of Weekend Hike, My pick is the “Let’s Go Hiking” hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This area is gorgeous, starting your morning here will set your day in right direction.

Although there are only a few hikes to choice from this weekend there are so many fun things to explore and discover! Click on the Calender tab for your weekend event possibilities and don’t forget – Bubblefest at Discovery Cube OC.starts tomorrow.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  3/28/2015
Time:  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

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:  3/28/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, March 29, 2105

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike. 

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

Date: 3/29/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Meditating in Nature
OC Parks – 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).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 3/29/2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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