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Hike the San Joaquin Marsh (Irvine)

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)

Hike the San Joaquin Marsh (Irvine)

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Join Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks on this hike in Irvine... this is the final hike in a series of three FREE family-friendly hikes scheduled for 2019.

Join us as we visit this hidden gem--the San Joaquin Marsh. It includes a Pollinators Garden and ponds frequented by shore birds, egrets, pelicans plus dozens of other bird species and numerous species of dragonflies. We’ll see osprey nesting platforms and other nesting boxes, and walk trails that enable us to hear and see birds and other wildlife that dwell in the habitats found here in the midst of Orange County. We’ll learn about the special history of this site, and how urban runoff from the San Diego Creek is diverted and naturally cleaned to help protect the estuary downstream. The marsh encompasses over 300 acres of coastal freshwater wetlands and restored native vegetation. Binoculars are strongly recommended. Visitors can ask questions and shop afterwards at the Audubon House. IRWD Visitors' Center and IRWD Learning Center is also open to the public. 


Mileage: Roughly 1.5 miles (approximately 2 hours) on a mostly exposed trail with lots of stopping for bird viewing. Lots of sun exposure means bring a hat/wear sunscreen.

Level of Difficulty: Easy (and flat)

Age Range: 6 years and up (no strollers allowed)

Maximum Capacity: 60 hikers

Meeting Location: Small parking lot by Audubon House. (Yellow building near the Duck Club). Since the location can be difficult to find, use this map. NOTE: You can ONLY enter off of Campus.

Parking: Parking lot by Audubon House or the overflow parking lot.

Parking/Entrance Fees: Free

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

Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on trails in the marsh. Please leave your pets at home.

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 in the morning in case of a high heat day. Either way, notifications will be sent out three days in advance if the hike will be cancelled.

Have questions about Hike the San Joaquin Marsh (Irvine)? Contact Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks

When & Where

San Joaquin Marsh
5 Riparian View
Irvine, CA 92612

Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)

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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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