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New Ways to Experience the Outdoors with Added Activities on Hicks Haul Road

After work fitness hike on Hicks Haul Road with Irvine Ranch Conservancy.

Looking for a new way to spend your Tuesday evenings? Irvine Ranch Conservancy (IRC) has exciting news for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and fitness fans. IRC has added Tuesday evening hikes to its list of growing time and day offerings for Hicks Haul Road activities.

Every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting), IRC volunteers will lead a group of approximately 25 people on a guided hike on Hicks Haul Road found in the Irvine Open Space Preserve. Enjoy the evening hike through stunning rock formations and fragrant native plants at an easy walking pace as you make your way to the scenic Loma Ridge. The hike is a 3.5-mile out-and-back paved trail that includes a 450 feet elevation gain.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we kindly ask all participants to register in advance. Walk-up registration will not be permitted. Additionally, we strongly recommend arriving well-prepared with all necessary equipment to keep yourself safe on the trail. This includes bringing water, wearing proper attire suitable for outdoor activities, including closed-toe footwear, and carrying any personal first aid or health-related items you may require. As the return portion of the hike may occur after sunset, we also ask that all participants bring a red-tinted flashlight for added safety and visibility.

Please note that this hike is classified as level-2 activity on the land. While it does not require advanced skills or experience, a moderate level of fitness is recommended. The hike promises an enjoyable experience for hikers of different fitness levels and ages.

Things to remember before hiking:

  • Registration is required, no walk-up registration is permitted.
  • The hike is 3.5 miles, difficulty level-2. 
  • Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe, including water, closed-toe footwear, first aid, etc.
  • Bring a red-tinted flashlight.
  • Restrooms will be available at the trailhead. 

So lace up your hiking boots and join IRC for Tuesday evenings! Discover the scenic beauty of Hicks Haul Road with experienced volunteers guiding you every step of the way. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore Irvine Open Space Preserve during twilight hours.

Upcoming Tuesday evening hikes on Hicks Haul Road:

If you can’t make it for the new Tuesday evening hikes, there are multiple other days and times when activities are hosted on Hicks Haul Road. For more information and registration for the activities, visit