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Hike at Irvine Regional Park

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT)

Hike at Irvine Regional Park

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Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this hike in Orange... this is the second (and final) in a series of FREE family-friendly hikes scheduled for 2018.


Join us on a nature hike at the 465-acre Irvine Regional Park, Orange County’s oldest regional park. It is nestled among Heritage Oak and Sycamore trees and surrounded by rolling foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Santiago Creek bisects the park. We will hike along Horseshoe Loop dirt trail gaining an elevation of just over 600 feet to reach a spectacular vista point with panoramic views of foothills and valleys before we head back down and cross the dry creekbed.


We will walk past a burn area resulting from the October 2017 Canyon 2 Fire, seeing and discussing the extent of recovery already in progress. Coastal sage scrub and woodland habitat will be explored. Common plants used by Native Americans will be featured and the importance of the site’s location and connectivity will be discussed, as well as an overview of the area’s recent history. Come join us as we learn about the site and discover how easy it can be to escape “right here in the middle of it all.”


Mileage: Roughly 2 ½ - 3 miles roundtrip (approximately 2 hours) on a fairly exposed trail (lots of sun exposure means bring a hat/wear sunscreen.)

Level of Difficulty: Moderate (some paved, mostly dirt trails).  Elevation gain of 600 feet.

Age Range: 6 years and up

Meeting Location: Parking Lot #3

Parking: Parking Lot #3

Parking/Entrance Fees: $5 entry fee or OC Parks Annual Pass

Attire: Hat, light jacket, sunscreen, and ample water recommended. Shoes that attach at the toe AND heel required.

Dogs: Since we are walking through sensitive habitats, we ask that you leave your dog(s) at home for this hike.

Weather: The event will be cancelled if there is a red flag day is issued by the National Weather Service or temperatures are above 95 degrees.  We may reduce the duration/length of the hike if temperatures are forecasted between 90 and 95 degrees. We are starting this hike early in case of a high heat day.  Either way, notifications will be sent out three days in advance if the hike will be cancelled.

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Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92626

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM (PDT)

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Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks’ (FHBP)  mission is “to promote, protect, and enhance the harbors, beaches, parks, trails, open spaces, natural preserves, and historic sites in Orange County.” 

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