Hicks Canyon Community Park in Irvine is perfect for play at the playground and then a nice walk on the Hicks Canyon Trail.
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!
Sea Summit Trail is the trail system with stairs near San Clemente Outlets. Spectacular views on trail system connecting public parks.
My cheat sheet to 2024 park and beach passes for OC families will help you figure out how to choose the best parking options for your family.
Whitewater Preserve near Morongo on the way to Palm Springs is an oasis in the midst of an unforgiving desert.
Over 12 Aliso Viejo parks with playgrounds plus suggestions for hiking trails and nature experiences in the area. All family-friendly.
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.
Sycamore Canyon Park in Diamond Bar is about 10 miles up the 57 freeway from north Orange County. A sprawling accessible play structure takes you down into the gorgeous canyon …
Places to go in OC with green hills for family hikes — or even just simple nature walks for views during California winters (Dec-Mar).
7 places to see redwoods in Orange County with the 7th spot just outside OC. Take a mini-tour of the redwood groves and learn highlights!