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Bird Walk

Spot local native and seasonal resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (up to 50-ft elevation gain) to Barbara’s Lake and back through one of the most diverse plant communities in the…
May 25 @ 8:00 am

Keep It Wild – Native Plant Nursery LCF Headquarters

Join us at our headquarters’ native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants up, plant at restoration sites, sterilize plant containers,…
May 25 @ 8:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Aliso and Woods Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call Aliso Creek their…
May 25 @ 9:00 am

Family Hike

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve, we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led…
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

Fitness Hike – Nix/Little Sycamore

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 7.2-mile hike (1050 -ft. elevation gain) over steep, uneven terrain…
May 30 @ 8:30 am

National Trails Day – Meadows and Sheep Run

What better way to spend National Trails Day than joining Laguna Canyon Foundation as we improve two of the most popular trails in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Parks: Meadows and Sheep Run (Mentally Sensitive)? No experience necessary. This is FUN hard…
June 1 @ 7:30 am
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Stories Carved in Stone – CANCELLED

The rocks of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park tell a story that dates back millions of years. Join OC Park and LCF volunteers as they take you on a journey through history. You will discover volcanic intrusions, explore rock formations 40 million years…
June 1 @ 8:00 am
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Keep it Wild- Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the…
June 1 @ 9:00 am

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
June 4 @ 8:30 am

Adaptation Spotlight: Coyote’s Nose

Join OC Park Naturalists in exploring the coyote’s amazing nose! Come compare and contrast the skulls of coyotes against other animals and test your ability to sniff out scents! This program is for ages 7 and up. Anyone under 18 must be…
June 5 @ 3:00 pm

Fitness Hike – Ridge Park

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain…
June 6 @ 8:30 am

Wonder Walk

Unwind from your work week and join OC Park Naturalists on a sensory walk to get out of your head and relax in the nature around you. This program is for ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by…
June 7 @ 3:30 pm

Trail Stewardship – Cholla

If you use the wilderness parks for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, Trail Work might be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trails you use; you’ll see them in a whole new way. No experience necessary.…
June 8 @ 8:00 am

Backyard Bugs – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Planet Earth and make up 80% of all known species. There are more kinds of bugs than all the other types of animals combined! Join us on a family friendly trek around Aliso…
June 8 @ 9:00 am

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
June 8 @ 3:00 pm

Keep It Wild – Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their…
June 8 @ 6:00 pm

Land Tending with LCF – Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home.…
June 9 @ 9:00 am

Fitness Hike – Aliso & Wood

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this very strenuous, fast-paced, 8-mile hike over very steep and uneven terrain (730-ft elevation gain in…
June 12 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Willow

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (750-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
June 13 @ 8:30 am
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Little Explorers: Camouflage

Join OC Park Naturalists for story time and short hike with your little ones (ages 3-6) as we explore Mary’s Trail at Nix Nature Center in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park! Our theme of the month is camouflage! This program is for ages…
June 13 @ 9:30 am

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day – Willow

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants…
June 15 @ 8:00 am

Birding by the Creek

Aliso Creek is one of the best riparian birding sites in Orange County and gives access for a lovely morning hike. OC Parks staff and volunteers will lead an easy, 3 mile loop with a 50 foot elevation gain on uneven terrain.…
June 15 @ 8:00 am

Bird Walk

Spot local native and seasonal resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this slow and easy 2-mile walk through a landscaped suburban parkland setting at Mason Regional Park. No experience necessary! For ages 12 and up (minors under 18 must…
June 15 @ 8:00 am

Trail Fundraiser – Ales and Trails Silent Auction

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation for a night of live music, beer and free tacos as we raise funds for our Trails program. It’s that time of the year for our annual Ales and Trails Silent Auction! on June 15th we will be…
June 15 @ 6:00 pm

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
June 18 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Canyon View

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6.2-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) with…
June 20 @ 8:30 am

Tot Walk

Join OC Parks Naturalists 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, and birds while exploring! OC Parks staff may…
June 21 @ 9:00 am

Nature Creativity: Poetry

Nature can inspire the creativity in all of us. In this program you will use your senses to create a poem based on the environment around you. We will be nature journaling so you can bring your own or one will be…
June 21 @ 9:30 am

Trail Stewardship – Laurel Canyon

If you use the wilderness parks for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, Trail Stewardship might be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trails you use; you’ll see them in a whole new way. No experience necessary.…
June 22 @ 8:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Aliso and Woods Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call Aliso Creek their…
June 22 @ 9:00 am

Let’s Go Hiking with Rivian South Coast Theater!

Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in partnership with the Rivian South Coast Theater team. Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow Canyons with Laguna Canyon…
June 23 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Dilley

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (650-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
June 27 @ 8:30 am

Oak Woodland Hike

Join OC Parks on a stroll through a majestic and mature oak woodland. We’ll take a hike in upper Wood Canyon following Wood Creek under the canopy of beautiful coast live oak trees. This hike begins at the Canyon View Staging Area…
June 28 @ 9:00 am

Trail Stewardship – Emerald Canyon

If you use the wilderness parks for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, Trail Stewardship might be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trails you use; you’ll see them in a whole new way. No experience necessary.…
June 29 @ 8:00 am

Family Hike

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve, we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led…
June 30 @ 3:00 pm

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
July 2 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Nix/Little Sycamore

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 7.2-mile hike (1050 -ft. elevation gain) over steep, uneven terrain…
July 4 @ 8:30 am

Keep It Wild – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the…
July 6 @ 9:00 am

Fitness Hike – Aliso & Wood

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this very strenuous, fast-paced, 8-mile hike over very steep and uneven terrain (730-ft elevation gain in 0.6…
July 10 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Ridge Park

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain…
July 11 @ 8:30 am

Little Explorers: Butterflies!

Join OC Park Naturalists for story time and short hike with your little ones (ages 3-6) as we explore the Mason Regional Park! Our theme of the month is butterflies! This program is for ages 3 to 6. Please wear closed-toed shoes,…
July 11 @ 9:30 am

Adaptation Spotlight: Ocean Animals

Join OC Park Naturalists as we learn about ocean animals and their many adaptations! We will explore how dolphins echolocate, how marine mammals stay warm, and more! This program is for ages 7 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by…
July 12 @ 3:00 pm

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
July 13 @ 8:00 am

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day – Willow

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants…
July 13 @ 8:00 am

Let’s Go Hiking!

This program is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in partnership with OC Parks. Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow Canyons with Laguna Canyon Foundation…
July 13 @ 8:00 am

Backyard Bugs – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Planet Earth and make up 80% of all known species. There are more kinds of bugs than all the other types of animals combined! Join us on a family friendly trek around Aliso…
July 13 @ 9:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home.…
July 14 @ 8:00 am

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
July 16 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Willow

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (750-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
July 18 @ 8:30 am

Tot Walk

Join OC Parks Naturalists 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, and birds while exploring! OC Parks staff may…
July 19 @ 9:00 am

Nature Creativity: Photography

Nature can inspire the creativity in all of us. In this program you will learn how to explore the natural world by taking pictures! Bring a camera or just your phone! This program is for ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18…
July 19 @ 9:30 am

Birding by the Creek

Aliso Creek is one of the best riparian birding sites in Orange County and gives access for a lovely morning hike. OC Parks staff and volunteers will lead an easy, 3 mile loop with a 50 foot elevation gain on uneven terrain.…
July 20 @ 8:00 am

Kids Native Plant Tea!

Join OC Park Naturalists in learning about identificaiton and use of California’s native plants! Participants will learn how to identify plants and then make their own cold native plant tea! Disclaimer: This program involves making and drinking tea made from sustainably sourced…
July 20 @ 3:30 pm

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
July 24 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Canyon View

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6.2-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) with…
July 25 @ 8:30 am

Oak Woodland Hike

Join OC Parks on a stroll through a majestic and mature oak woodland. We’ll take a hike in upper Wood Canyon following Wood Creek under the canopy of beautiful coast live oak trees. This hike begins at the Canyon View Staging Area…
July 26 @ 9:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Aliso and Woods Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call Aliso Creek their…
July 27 @ 8:00 am

Family Hike

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve, we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led…
July 28 @ 3:00 pm

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
July 30 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Dilley

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (650-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
August 1 @ 8:30 am

Keep It Wild – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the…
August 3 @ 9:00 am

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
August 4 @ 9:00 am

Adaptation Spotlight: Water-Saving Plants

Join OC Park Naturalists as we learn about how California Native Plants save water! We be using maginfying glasses and nature journaling our discoveries! This program is for ages 7 and up. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please…
August 7 @ 3:00 pm

Fitness Hike – Nix/Little Sycamore

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 7.2-mile hike (1050 -ft. elevation gain) over steep, uneven terrain…
August 8 @ 8:30 am

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day – Willow

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants…
August 10 @ 8:00 am

Back Yard Bugs- Aliso & Wood Canyons

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Planet Earth and make up 80% of all known species. There are more kinds of bugs than all the other types of animals combined! Join us on a family friendly trek around Aliso…
August 10 @ 9:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home.…
August 11 @ 8:00 am

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
August 13 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Ridge Park

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain…
August 15 @ 8:30 am

Little Explorers: Decomposers!

Join OC Park Naturalists for story time and short hike with your little ones (ages 3-6) as we explore ! Our theme of the month is decomposers! We will be looking at bugs! This program is for ages 3-6. Please wear closed-toed…
August 15 @ 9:30 am

Tot Walk

Join OC Parks Naturalists 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, and birds while exploring! OC Parks staff may…
August 16 @ 9:00 am

Birding by the Creek

Aliso Creek is one of the best riparian birding sites in Orange County and gives access for a lovely morning hike. OC Parks staff and volunteers will lead an easy, 3 mile loop with a 50 foot elevation gain on uneven terrain.…
August 17 @ 8:00 am

Native Plant Hike

Come join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists to learn about the seasonal life of California Native Plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this enjoyable 2.5 mile hike (175-ft. elevation gain) over moderately uneven terrain. Please note the following safety precautions…
August 18 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Willow

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (750-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
August 22 @ 8:30 am

Oak Woodland Hike

Join OC Parks on a stroll through a majestic and mature oak woodland. We’ll take a hike in upper Wood Canyon following Wood Creek under the canopy of beautiful coast live oak trees. This hike begins at the Canyon View Staging Area…
August 23 @ 9:00 am

Nature Creativity: Wire-Wrapped Stone Jewelry

Nature can inspire the creativity in all of us. In this program we will go on a short geology hike to learn about the interest geologic history of Laguna Canyon. Afterwards you will wire wrap your own stone jewelry. This program is…
August 23 @ 9:30 am

Land Tending with LCF – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Aliso and Woods Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call Aliso Creek their…
August 24 @ 8:00 am

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
August 25 @ 9:00 am

Family Hike

Come and enjoy an easy, 2.5-mile family hike over moderate but uneven terrain (45-ft. elevation gain). Starting at the James Dilley Preserve, we will hike one of the most diverse areas of the park to Barbara’s Lake and back. Hike is led…
August 25 @ 3:00 pm

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
August 27 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Aliso & Wood

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this very strenuous, fast-paced, 8-mile hike over very steep and uneven terrain (730-ft elevation gain in 0.6…
August 28 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Canyon View

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6.2-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (800-ft. elevation gain) with…
August 29 @ 8:30 am

Adaptation Spotlight: Bees and Honey

Join OC Parks naturalists and learn about bees! We will discuss how bees see, go on a short hike to find bees, and learn how bees make honey! This program is for ages 7 and older. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied…
September 4 @ 3:00 pm

Fitness Hike – Dilley

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (650-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna…
September 5 @ 8:30 am

BioBlitz!

Come and learn how to be a scienstist by joining OC Parks in celebrating Biodiversity Day! Did you know California is a biodiversity hotspot! Help scientists and OC Parks Staff with documenting the species found in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. You will…
September 7 @ 8:00 am

Keep It Wild – Aliso & Wood Canyons

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the…
September 7 @ 9:00 am

Land Tending with LCF – Laguna Coast

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks at one of our Land Tending Days in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home.…
September 8 @ 8:00 am

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
September 8 @ 9:00 am

Discovery Hike

Explore Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, where you might see deer, bobcats, and hawks. Learn about acorn woodpeckers – the hippies of the bird world – and the wonderful ways of woodrats, as well as the peculiar nature of certain plants.…
September 10 @ 8:30 am

Fitness Hike – Nix/Little Sycamore

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 7.2-mile hike (1050 -ft. elevation gain) over steep, uneven terrain…
September 12 @ 8:30 am

Little Explorers: Stars!

Join OC Park Naturalists for story time and short hike with your little ones (ages 3-6) as we explore the Willow Staging Area. Our theme of the month is stars! This program is for ages 3 to 6. Please wear closed-toed shoes,…
September 12 @ 9:30 am

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Day – Willow

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness Park at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants…
September 14 @ 8:00 am

Back Yard Bugs- Aliso & Wood Canyons

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on Planet Earth and make up 80% of all known species. There are more kinds of bugs than all the other types of animals combined! Join us on a family friendly trek around Aliso…
September 14 @ 9:00 am

Let’s Go Hiking!

This program is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers in partnership with OC Parks. Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow Canyons with Laguna Canyon Foundation…
September 15 @ 8:00 am

Fitness Hike – Ridge Park

Please be aware this is a Fitness Hike and not for beginners; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous, and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain…
September 19 @ 8:30 am

Tot Walk

Join OC Parks Naturalists 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, and birds while exploring! OC Parks staff may…
September 20 @ 9:00 am

Nature Creativity: Leaf Printing

Nature can inspire the creativity in all of us. In this program you will learn about different leaf adaptations and then make your own leaf printed (or painted) bandana. This program is for ages 12 and older. Anyone under 18 must be…
September 20 @ 9:30 am

Birding by the Creek

Aliso Creek is one of the best riparian birding sites in Orange County and gives access for a lovely morning hike. OC Parks staff and volunteers will lead an easy, 3 mile loop with a 50 foot elevation gain on uneven terrain.…
September 21 @ 8:00 am

Nature Meditation Walk

Do you want to unplug and relax into nature? Come on a “Nature Meditation Walk.” Join a Naturalist on a guided walk to truly be outside and allow your natural sense of wonder to take you to a mindful space outside. We…
September 22 @ 9:00 am
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