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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8:00 am

REI Trail Stewardship Day – Willow Staging Area

December 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Staging Area Willow , Laguna Canyon, CA 92651
Laguna Canyon, CA 92651 US
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If you use wilderness park for hiking, biking, photography or just relaxing, trail stewardship will be right up your alley! Get up close and personal with the trail you use; you’ll see the trails in a whole new way. No experience necessary. This is FUN hard work. Whatever your skill level is, there is a job to do: clearing drains of brush; building “gargoyles;” moving dirt or building an in-slope turn. We will be using tools such as loppers, picks, shovels and McLeods to restore features that protect the trail and/or build new features to improve trail sustainability. Refreshments will be served. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun protection and bring plenty of water.  

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8:30 am

Fitness Hike at Ridge Park

December 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Ridge Park Staging Area, Ridge Park Rd, Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach, CA US
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fitness Hike; pace is approximately a 19-minute mile. Please arrive 15 minutes early. 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 or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun. Parking: Free.   If we have to cancel the event due to weather or other circumstance we will notify you through your provided email address.

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9:00 am

Tot Walk – Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

December 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Aliso and Wood Canyons Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 US
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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, and 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 reservations required. For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun. Parking: $3/vehicle.   If we have to cancel the event due to weather or other circumstance we will notify you through your provided email address.

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