Take a Hike! No really, take a hike this weekend with OC Parks. OC Parks offers FREE guided hikes every weekend. The hikes are always free just cover the parking fee but you can always buy the annual parking pass and wipe out that parking for the year.

Saturday, December 13, 2015

Laurel Loop Geology Hike at 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:  12/12/2015
Time:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Sunday, December 13, 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: 12/13/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Sunday Family Fun Hike – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

When was the last time you took the family out to hike for pure enjoyment? On this excursion, we’ll focus on fun facts, nature themed games, and wildlife habits while answering questions from your little ones.

  • 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
  • This is a 2-mile (150-ft. elevation gain) hike.
  • For ages 7 and up
  • Parking: Free
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservation

Date: 12/13/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM



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