September 26, 2018
8:30 AMDiscovery Hike

Explore beautiful Wood Canyon and discover its native flora and fauna with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this steep, uneven and rocky 5-mile hike (depending on trail choice, up to a 500 ft. elevation gain). While we will stop from time to time, spending moments to "discover," this hike isn't for beginners.

  • Please wear closed-toed hiking shoes and sun protection and bring plenty of water.
  • Meet at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area. From Pacific Park/Canyon Vistas intersection, go northwest on Canyon Vistas. Park legally (note street signs) on or near Canyon Vistas, preferably between Coastal Oak and Madia (22144 region of Canyon Vistas). We will meet on the paved sidewalk easement leading toward Wood Canyon Trail.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 M-F or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.
September 26, 2018
6:00 PMAfter Work Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road
  • Join us every Wednesday night for a fitness-focused hike on the paved Hicks Haul Road. During the spring, summer and fall, hikers will enjoy wonderful sunset views and a panoramic overview of Orange County. This hike travels about 3.5 miles, up to the top of Loma Ridge and back down.
  • The hike is conducted at about an average of 3-3.5 miles per hour, but you may travel a bit faster or slower, at a walk, run, or jog depending on your comfort level. Most participants finish the route in about 1 hour. Because of the paved surface of the road, you may wear regular running or walking shoes. Trail shoes are fine, but not required. Please bring adequate water!
  • Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.
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September 25, 2018  Fall Events at Heritage Hill Historical ParkThe County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to invite the community to celebrate the fall season with the annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Haunt at Heritage Hill Historical Park this October.

On Saturday, October 6, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. the annual Autumn Harvest Festival will return to Heritage Hill Historical Park. Experience the park transformed into a Halloween festival where visitors of all ages can enjoy a family-friendly adventure.

On Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcome thrill-seekers back to Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 11th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Tailored to visitors ages 12 and over, the park will once again transform into a haunted adventure.
September 24, 2018  Fall Events at Heritage Hill Historical Park

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to invite the community to celebrate the fall season with the annual Autumn Harvest Festival and Haunt at Heritage Hill Historical Park this October.

On Saturday, October 6, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. the annual Autumn Harvest Festival will return to Heritage Hill Historical Park. Experience the park transformed into a Halloween festival where visitors of all ages can enjoy a family-friendly adventure.

On Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcome thrill-seekers back to Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 11th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Tailored to visitors ages 12 and over, the park will once again transform into a haunted adventure.

September 21, 2018  Electric Bicycles Now Permitted on Regional Bikeways

For the past 20 years, Orange County Codified Ordinance OCCO 2-5-29(n) prohibited the use of all motorized conveyances, including electric bicycles (eBikes) on all County bikeways and trails.

On July 17, 2018, the Board of Supervisors passed a revision to the ordinance, making the following exception: “Class 1 and Class 2 electric bicycles, as defined by the California Vehicle Code, on those regional paved, off-road bikeways designated for such use by the Director of OC Parks.”

Currently, this means that Class 1 and 2 eBikes are now permitted on more than 75 miles of paved Orange County regional bikeways. Due to safety concerns, all classes of eBikes continue to be prohibited on unpaved trails within regional and wilderness parks.

September 10, 2018  Black Star Canyon Road Resurfacing Sept. 17-Oct. 26OC Public Works, in coordination with OC Parks, will be improving Black Star Canyon Road between the existing trailhead and County property line (approximately 1 mile long) weekdays Sept. 17-Oct. 26.

Weekday trail closures are required for this project. During construction, working hours access will be restricted to residents, utility maintenance and emergency vehicles only. The trail will be open for general public use on weekends. ( More Information )