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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nature Hike  at O’Neill Regional Park– Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  12/13/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Morning Walk at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preseve -Take a mildly strenuous 2.5 mile hike along the Back Bay with Preserve staff.  Hike will begin in front of the Muth Center, please meet on the patio at 8:45am.  Restrooms and water fountain are available. The hike is on both paved and dirt paths with mostly flat surfaces.This hike explores the uplands area of the bay- with opportunities to see the birds, mammals and reptiles that make this habitat their home.  Minimal interpretation, but questions are welcomed.

  •  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all classes.
  • Please phone (949) 923-2275, or e-mail to register
Date:  12/13/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
California Native Plant & Wildflower Hike @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate  paced 3-mile hike (535-ft. elevation gain) over steep, rocky and uneven terrain.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date:  12/13/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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 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:  12/13/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, December 14, 2104

Ranger Led Naure Hike at Caspers Regional 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: 12/14/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
A Walk in the Park at Aliso & Wood Canyons Park – Bring the family to view the landmark Aliso Creek restoration project and search for OC’s native wildlife on the Aliso Creek Trail East. This is a 2.5-mile, level terrain, leisurely hike (50-ft. elevation gain) through riparian (near water) and grassland habitats. Led by OC Parks Resource Specialist Rick Schaffer.

  • 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 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle
  • Ages 7 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations

Date: 12/14/2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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