Join us on this epic hike through the scenic canyons and along the ridges of Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This distance hike involves multiple steep climbs and descents on a variety of trails, both double and single track. Though very challenging, the rewards are well worth the effort – a visit to Dripping Springs, both sides of The Sinks, and Box Springs; possible wildlife sightings and sweeping views of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains.
Please come prepared with a sturdy day pack, water, snacks, closed-toe hiking shoes or boots, sunscreen, first aid, and all other supplies to keep you safe and healthy on the trail.
All participants must carry their own day pack and water and be comfortable hiking an average moving pace of 3 miles per hour. Please make sure you bring a minimum of 100 oz. (3 quarts) of water and trail snacks. Under-prepared participants may be denied access to this program.
Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-5 activity on the land.
Join Ranger Zach along with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers and bring your young ones (infant to age three) to explore Aliso's wild backyard. Take a leisurely stroll through the garden and to the creek. We will see bugs, plants, birds and explore! Ranger Zach may even host a game, play guitar or introduce a local resident to the children. Come join the fun!
Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, then left into parking lot.)
Online reservation required.
For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun.
April 18, 2018
2018 OC Parks Summer Concert Series
OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 21 – August 23 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music with friends and family under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.
The concert series kicks off with Donavon Frankenreiter on June 21, followed by popular local and national artists including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stone Soul, Flashback Heart Attack, Hollywood U2 and Topcat, The English Beat, Sweet & Tender Hooligans, The Fenians, Matt Costa, Tijuana Dogs and Family Style, with more artists still to be announced.
OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Fourteen free movie screenings will take place June 16 – September 14 around sunset at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. People of all ages can enjoy recent favorites and popular classics with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times at approximately 8 p.m.
April 16, 2018
Do you have a youth soccer league in need of a place to play?
The County of Orange is interested in hearing from non-profit youth organizations who need soccer fields for practice and matches. Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley has three soccer fields available for use by approved Orange County-based non-profit youth organizations. Click for more information.
A portion of the Santa Ana River Trail from Memory Lane in Santa Ana to Taft Avenue in Orange was closed on January 22, 2018, to the public for an environmental remediation project. It was anticipated to remain closed for up to three months.
The County has made significant progress on the project, and a modified public access route will be restored April 7, 2018.
While environmental remediation work is ongoing in some areas, the work zones will be secured by temporary construction fencing. A slightly modified trail route will allow public use of a trail for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian activity only while being separated from continuing project and maintenance activities.
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