If the gym is becoming a bit monotonous, consider an alternative workout on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve is home to fitness programs that cater to beginner and experienced hikers alike, and welcomes visitors to engage in a workout while connecting with the land. From slow-paced walks to more strenuous cardio hikes, there’s a summertime workout waiting for you on the Landmarks.
Hikes along Hicks Haul Road in Limestone Canyon appeal to a wide range of visitors to the Landmarks. These programs occur in the morning and evening, and allow participants to hike at their own pace along a paved trail. Early risers can take in the fresh summer air during Tuesday Morning Fitness Hikes on Paved Hicks Haul Road. With sweeping views of the Santa Ana Mountains and a chance of wildlife sightings, this scenic hike is an invigorating start to the day that lasts from 7:30-10 a.m., and visitors can choose from a 3-, 6-, or 8-mile route along the paved road.