Nature lovers looking for an outdoor adventure this Labor Day can explore the Irvine Ranch Open Space Preserve through a variety of seven-day access trails for all levels. Located in the City of Irvine, the Open Space Preserve provides countless ways to connect with nature and enjoy time outdoors. Experience native plants and animals, as well as the ancient oak and sycamore groves of Bommer Canyon, or take an easy 2-mile hike on the Quail Hill Loop Trail.
Hikers looking to explore the Orange County coastal region can also explore seven-day access trails in the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve. The ideal escape from the summer sun, Buck Gully Reserve is a natural coastal canyon with lush vegetation and trails that provide beautiful views of the ocean.
In addition to your usual hiking essentials, we encourage visitors to pack hand sanitizer, a face mask or covering, sunglasses or eye protection and gloves to ensure the safety of all trail users.
Those who are unable to get out and explore the Irvine Ranch Open Space Preserve this Labor Day can experience a virtual hike with IRC’s Interpretive & Training Manager Brian Hughes as he hikes through the beautiful Bommer Canyon. Hike from home with Brian through Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s YouTube channel.
All seven-day access trails are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. To learn more about the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and seven-day access trails visit LetsGoOutside.org.