May 5, 2016
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Ridge Park

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this moderate, fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Not for beginners.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.
May 6, 2016
7:00 AMLoop Hike: Limestone Canyon

Enjoy a brisk, half-day loop hike through Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This hike offers sweeping views of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains, and includes multiple steep climbs and descents.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Driving directions will be provided after registration.
  • For more events in Limestone Canyon, click here.
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News ImageApril 19, 2016  Ladera Ridge Habitat ProtectionSignificant traffic on unauthorized trails has caused damage in the Ladera Ridge (Las Flores) area of the park. This area is closed, and in the interest of protecting the valuable natural resources found on both County and the Rancho Mission Viejo Reserve, measures will be taken to prevent further destruction.
News ImageFebruary 19, 2016  Nature Trail Loop, Oak Trail and Dick Loskorn Trail Closures

The Nature Trail Loop, Oak Trail and Dick Loskorn Trail have been closed for your safety until further notice.

The trails contain many dead and dying oak and sycamore trees as a result of continuing drought conditions. These trees pose a serious threat to all trail users.

Closing these trails serves two purposes. In addition to keeping visitors away from hazards, the closures offer the best chances for the groves to recover.

Other hiking trail options in this area include the eastern section of Nature Trail Loop, Bell CanyonTrail, Quail Run Trail, Star Rise Trail, and West Ridge Trail.

February 10, 2016  Extended Park Hours Begin March 13Starting Sunday, March 13, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine Regional Park opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Wilderness parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round.
December 4, 2015  Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer in OC Parks Trees

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) is an invasive beetle that attacks common native and landscape trees, leading to branch dieback and overall decline. This can have a devastating effect on local trees, and you may see some being treated or removed in County parks.