Dana Point Headlands Nature Interpretive Center opened in April 2010 with an interpretive trail and breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Find the best nature hikes to take with families in Orange County. Many are more like nature walks and designed more for connecting your family to the outdoors. Families can relax together!
Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo is outside the Norman P. Murray Community Center. It’s perfect for family walks near an awesome playground.
A family guide to the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District via the Los Trancos parking lot. Ways to get to the beach on foot and by car.
My cheat sheet to park and beach passes for OC families will help you figure out how to choose the best parking options for your family.
Salt Creek Trail in Dana Point provides a long nature walk to the beach for active families. Maps to trail start in Laguna Niguel, too.
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine is home to Sea & Sage Audubon House. Walk wide dirt trails & see the wildlife in the ponds.
A fairy trail hike at Oso Creek in Mission Viejo appeared along the trail (Summer 2018). It’s at Kaleidoscope for Summer 2021!
Guide to wildflowers and the kid-friendly spots to see them during SoCal spring. California wildflower guide for identification + safety tips.