Did you know the simple act of taking a hike can have positive benefits for your health? Hiking can help reduce stress and blood pressure, while increasing heart activity. National Take a Hike Day is the perfect opportunity to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax before the busy holiday season.
Additionally, there are several Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks sites that are open daily for visitors to enjoy self- guided hikes.
- The City of Irvine’s Quail Hill is the perfect destination for anyone looking for a quick nature escape. Located just off the 405 freeway, it is easy to access and the only hiking trail in the Landmarks that allows dogs on leash.
- Anyone looking for a longer trek can take self-guided tours through the City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon.
- If you’re looking for a hike with a view, visit Buck Gully Reserve for scenic views of the Newport Coast.
- Visitors can also experience spectacular coastal and mountain views with a self-guided hike through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.