Time to Complete Hike: 1 hour.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Mt. Baldy Visitor Center. As always, since this hike is in the San Bernardino National Forest you will need a Forest Adventure Pass. You can also get one at the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center where you pick up your additional free wilderness permit. Parking can be limited on weekends, due to the popularity of hiking in this area.
Cucamonga Wilderness you will also need to pick up an additional free wilderness permit from the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center. You can also get a Forest Adventure Pass at the Mt. Baldy Visitor Center where you pick up your additional free wilderness permit. Note, if you are doing this hike in the summer make sure to check the weather to see if thunderstorms are forecasted for the mountains in Southern California. If they are, make sure to begin your hike early enough to be done before thunderstorms build in the afternoon. Additionally, during the winter, snowfall can blanket this entire area. If you hike this area in snow, make sure you have proper gear which could include crampons or snowshoes. When there is lots of snow present, you will find the trail has no switchbacks and is a direct hike right up the center of the canyon.
Rating: Elevation Gain: 2,655 ft. (Moderate - Strenuous), Distance: 7.2 Miles Roundtrip (Moderate - Strenuous).
Time to Complete Hike: 3-5 hours.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
For those of you looking for fun outdoor activities for the family in the month of October at the Irvine Ranch National Landmark, you might want to check out some of the following events
Experience the Magic of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in October
Free Seasonal Festive Programs for Families in the Great Outdoors
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (September 25, 2015) – This Halloween season families are invited to explore the great outdoors and experience the magic of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in October. Discover unique historical tales about the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Each month, a different culture and celebration is highlighted with an outdoor program presented in multiple languages.
On experience the Mexican celebration, Día de los Muertos in the natural beauty of Black Star Canyon.
Explore the wild canyons and hidden foothills of Black Star Canyon on from Enjoy a slow-paced hike to explore Orange County’s beautiful wild canyons and hidden foothills as you hear stories from how the geology was formed underfoot to tales of the plants and animals that call these protected habitats home.
On Saturday, October 17 from 10 .m. to visit Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve to discover the bones of animals and learn about how they are similar or different to human bones. Young hikers will have the opportunity to examine an owl pellet for real animal’s bones, paint a unique bone creation and go on a bone dig like a real paleontologist to learn all about bones. The activities will take place in the Augustine staging area with plenty of fun activities.
On , bring the whole family to Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve to get to know the flying mammal, the bat. Hear fascinating tales of the creature and take a guided tour out towards a popular bat roosting location to watch as the nighttime wonders start their evening adventures.
returns to Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve for a family friendly full moon hike to Agua Chinon. Beginning at , an easy pace will allow time to enjoy the surrounding sights and sounds of night and the breathtaking view of the full moon.
On Halloween, , from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Irvine Ranch Conservancy in partnership with OC Parks is pleased to host the annual Halloween Zoo-Tacular! Bring the family to see the animals of the OC Zoo while they receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. Enjoy fun activities including trick-or-treating, spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt and festive games. The first 100 children, ages 12 and under, to arrive in Halloween costumes receive a free gift.
Visit http://LetsGoOutside.org for more information and to register for free today.