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.
Events for June 1, 2019
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Join Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks for our habitat restoration stewardship in Aliso and Wood Canyons. We’ll learn and work together to create a healthier home for the park’s native plants and wildlife. Depending on the time of year, volunteers may assist with: removal of non-native plants, seed collection, planting of native plants and/or trash pick-up along the creek. No experience necessary and tools provided. Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, sun protection and bring water. Join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy! Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park HQ, 28373 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Niguel (from Alicia Pkwy, turn onto Awma Road, then left into parking lot). Age Requirements: Ages 5 – 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent. Students 16 – 18 years old are welcome with a waiver signed by a parent/guardian that is collected at the start of the event. The waiver will be sent to you after the online registration form is completed. Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/events. For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun. Parking: Free for Keep It Wild volunteers!Find out more »
Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as we explore the beauty and diversity of trails in the backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. This will be a strenuous, 6.9-mile hike (900-ft. elevation gain) over rocky, steep, and uneven terrain. We will hike through sycamore and oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and along ridges with beautiful vistas. Participants should be fit and able to hike long distances - not for beginners! For your safety and comfort bring 2-3 liters of water, a hat, a hearty snack, and proper hiking shoes. Ridge Park Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.) A form is required to be signed by a parent or guardian prior to starting the hike for those under 18. A waiver can be downloaded here: www.lagunacanyon.org/waiver. Online reservations required: www.lagunacanyon.org/events. For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun. Parking: free.Find out more »