Crystal Cove State Park offers nature lovers just over three miles of beach and 2,791 acres of protected habitat. Make your way through wooded canyons, bluffs and trails, while taking in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. A map of the beachside trail system at Crystal Cove can be found here.
Another scenic coastal escape is the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve. This natural, coastal canyon provides a peaceful outing for those looking for an easily accessible nature adventure in their own backyard. A map of the Buck Gully trail system can be found here.
For morning or evening hikers, inland locations like Bommer Canyon and Quail Hill are perfect locations to get out in the fresh morning air or explore trails at dusk. A map of Bommer Canyon and Quail Hill trails can be found here.
The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks offer a wide variety of adventures for the summer from mountains to sea. Always remember to bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen while exploring the Landmarks, especially on hot summer days.
All seven-day access trails are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. For more information about Irvine Ranch Conservancy and the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, visit LetsGoOutside.org.