In partnership with OC Parks, Laguna Canyon Foundation staff and volunteers lead hikes, bike rides, and programs throughout Laguna Coast, Aliso and Wood Canyons, and Laguna Niguel parks. From health and fitness hikes and rides to family programs and naturalist-led interpretive hikes, we offer something for everyone!

HEALTH AND FITNESS The South Coast Wilderness is a perfect place to exercise your mind and body. Our fitness hikes and bike rides range from easy to moderate on flat to elevated trails. If you are looking to center yourself, come out for a Yoga program.
FAMILY PROGRAMS IN THE PARK Our family hikes are especially designed for people of all ages to enjoy and connect with nature and each other. We have a wide range of programs for new parents looking to bring a child out to their first outing, tots interacting with the wilderness and entire families hiking together.

INTREPRETIVE HIKES There is a wide world of ecology, biology, geology and more that you can learn about while hiking in the wilderness. Join certified Naturalists as they lead you to discover what makes the South Coast Wilderness so special.

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Astronomy Night – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Orange County Astronomers for a view of the summer night sky.  Enjoy the opportunity to look through telescopes at Jupiter, Saturn, various stars, and other celestial objects.  Visit the Science Heads’ Mobile Observatory. Enjoy activities in the Nix Nature Center. No hiking involved.  Come prepared with layers of clothing to keep warm, a flashlight, and a cell phone to learn about astronomy apps.  You may also bring drinks and snacks.  The presentation will start at 7:30 pm. The gate will close at 7:45 pm and open again at 9:30 pm, so plan to arrive on time and stay until the end. 

Ages 7 and up; children under 18 accompanied by an adult. 

Mobile Observatory presentation and activities will be provided even during overcast conditions.

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of 405/approximately 5 miles south of I-5. 

Online reservations required:  For information call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 on Sat/Sun.  Parking $3 per vehicle. 


Nix Nature Center
18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 US
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