Volunteers are needed to work with Irvine Ranch Conservancy Field Operations staff to reroute trails in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve. The trail work will close unsustainable sections of trails and replace them with more sustainable paths that will better withstand weather and recreational use.
On November 17 and December 7, Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff and trail volunteers will work on sections of Shady Canyon trails in the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve, improving user experience and drainage. About 400 feet of both the Cattle Crest and Rabbit Run trails will be re-routed during these two activities. Members of the public will be trained in the use of hand tools to help shape the trail and complete path-clearing already done by heavy machinery.
Both locations offer great views and a great workout, travelling from approximately 470’ elevation to 700’ elevation. The activities are on single-track trails, so participants will enjoy a 1.5 to 2 mile round-trip hike to the project area. Both trails are in protected preserve areas, and are open only for scheduled programs.
Pre-registration is required to allow staff to plan for adequate tools and supplies. These volunteer activities are open to participants ages 16 and over – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information or to register, visit www.LetsGoOutside.org/Activities and select the Trail Work category.