The City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon offers trails for all hiking levels. Hikers will enjoy a variety of native flora, such as ancient oak and sycamore groves along the trails. Quail Hill Loop is the only hiking trail on the Landmarks that allows dogs with a leash, so don’t forget to bring your furry friend along with you!
Hikers looking for a coastal adventure can head to the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve. This natural wonder can be found in between urbanized areas and features abundant plant life and a stream that runs through the gully year-round. Explore the trails surrounded by acres of lush wilderness that will lead to scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Hiking is often seen as a fun outdoor adventure, but it can also be a great benefit to your health and wellbeing. Studies have found that hiking can help reduce blood pressure while increasing heart activity. It is a great mood booster and can help relieve stress and anxiety.
So what are you waiting for? Get outside and take in the scenic views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks for National Take a Hike Day! Seven-day access trails are open daily for self-guided hikes from dawn until dusk. For more information about seven-day access trails and the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org.