January 17, 2019
8:00 AMThursday Morning Trek: Limestone Canyon and Dripping SpringsThis week on the Irvine Ranch Open Space, we'll hike in Limestone Canyon to Dripping Springs. The hike is a 7-mile loop hike which includes some hills and descents. Hikers can also enjoy panoramic views of the wildlands from East Loma.

  • Ages 12 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Registration is required.
January 17, 2019
8:30 AMCANCELLED-Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore


Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced 4.8-mile hike (400-foot. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

This is a fitness hike. Please be sure you can maintain a 19-minute mile and please arrive 15 minutes early.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • 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 reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Monday - Friday or 949-923-2235 Saturday - Sunday.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
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