Head towards the beach or take short morning and evening hikes on 7-day access trails in Newport Beach, Irvine and Laguna. Hikers looking to explore the Orange County coastal region can also explore 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, as well as a natural stream that follows part of the Buck Gully trail.
In addition to the 7-day access trails, a variety of free activities will take place on the Landmarks this weekend. From early morning hikes to sunset fitness-focused activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Before heading out on the trails this weekend, it’s important to educate yourself about heat safety and knowing the signs of heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. If you do plan to participate in outdoor activities this Labor Day weekend, its best to get out in the morning or evening to avoid the hottest part of the day, which is usually around noon to 3 p.m.
Hiking with friends and family is always recommended, but especially during hotter weather. Be sure to keep tabs on how your body is feeling and check-in with your trail mates to help identify any potential symptoms of heat-related illness. For more tips on how to avoid heat-related illnesses, read through our newsletter tips at this link.
Additional tips and safety precautions for exploring the Landmarks can be found at LetsGoOutside.org/activities/trail-tips. For more information about the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks and to sign-up for an activity this Labor Day weekend, visit LetsGoOutside.org.