Explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in September
Enjoy free, guided outdoor programs for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. () – This September, let’s get back to nature and experience the breathtaking views of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. The magnificent open space and parks offer a full calendar of daily activities and free, guided programs spanning hiking, mountain bike rides, horseback riding, habitat restoration and special events for nature enthusiasts of all ages and fitness skill levels.
Everymorning at , join Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteers for a Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. Skip the gym and choose between a 3, 6 or 8-mile route in the great outdoors. All hikes are conducted at the speed of about 3-3.5 miles per hour.
Eachmorning at naturalists will host a Mid-Week Hike in a different park location. visits Bommer Canyon, which is a historic ranch that has become open space. The hike involves multiple steep climbs with over 2,220 feet of accumulated climbing elevation across 10-12 miles.
The Mid-Week Hike onventures through Quail Hill in the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve. Several single-track trails, steep climbs and descents are experienced at a moderate pace spanning a 10-12 mile journey.
The final Mid-Week Hike of the month returns to Bommer Canyon on Wednesday, September 30. The hike involves multiple steep climbs and descents across a variety of trail types.
Each firstof the month at help improve the habitat of the land by joining the First Habitat Restoration in Buck Gully Reserve. Simple things like watering and collecting seeds for planting can greatly improve habitat for wildlife in this Newport Beach preserve.
The http://LetsGoOutside.orgmorning Fitness Hikes, Mid-Week Hikes and First Habitat Restoration Days are just a snapshot of the full calendar of free, outdoor, guided activities available at Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Register for free online at
and begin the adventure today.
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Irvine Ranch Conservancy is a non-profit, non-advocacy organization created in 2005 to help preserve and support the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, enhancing the public’s connection to the land while helping partners and landowners with all aspects of stewardship. The Conservancy offers a variety of free, guided outdoor programs for all nature enthusiasts including hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding and much more. For more information, visit www.letsgooutside.org.