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It’s a Hikes & Bikes Weekend!! I do get so excited about the the mountain bike tours even if I can’t make it. Our wonderful Orange County Parks offer FREE guided hikes and mountain bike tours that range from family friendly to challenging. Lace up the shoes and get out there!

Be sure check the Calender for the other great events happening this weekend like the Kids Fishing Derby at Clark Park  and the Mysterious World of O’Neill Regional Park.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

California Native Plants & Wildflowers Hike – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn about the California Native Plants and wildflowers with 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:  6/13/2015
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

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:  6/13/2015
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, June 14, 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: 6/14/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
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.)
  • Parking: Free.

Online Registration

Date: 6/14/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Catch beautiful canyon views on this 10-mile ride over steep and uneven terrain (1,000-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer mountain bike trail assistants. This is for INTERMEDIATE riders with mountain biking experience.  Appropriate mountain biking equipment required. Must have helmet, gloves, hydration; a snack is strongly suggested. Be prepared for varied weather out in the canyons.

  • This bike ride is not for beginners.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • Parking: Free.

Online Registration

Date: 6/14/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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Wilderness Walkers -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: 6/14/2015
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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