Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach is way up in the hills above the beach and has a wilderness feel to it.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim. 6 playgrounds!
The viewing deck at Limestone Canyon was rebuilt after the 2020 wildfires. Visit it on monthly Wilderness Access Days & docent-led programs.
Crystal Cove State Park offers space for tidepooling, beach trips, nature rambles, and whale watching from the shore in Newport Beach.
O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon is the perfect spot for hiking & camping. It doubles as campground + nature-rich playground area.
Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach offers beach views and lots of wildlife viewing. It’s an easy and flat family nature hike spot.
Understanding the vastness of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks is key. It’s hard to believe that it’s 50,000 acres! The area was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 2006 …