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Irvine Outdoor Recreation

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Irvine gives birders plenty to chirp about, whether it's snapping pictures of the free-roaming peacocks at Irvine Regional Park or identifying the many species at the ponds of the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary. (Hint: the Sea & Sage Audubon Society can help you out!). 

If you love hiking, biking and outdoor adventure, Irvine might just become your new go-to getaway for miles of trails through preserved open space and perfect weather for all-year outdoor enjoyment.

Having ranched and farmed here for generations, the Irvine family was close to the land, and the city's original planners understood the importance of preserving wildlands, parks and places to connect with nature as a respite from urban life.

In fact, one of Orange County's most beautiful nature escapes, Irvine Regional Park, was once the private picnic grounds of James Irvine, Jr., and now offers the public 160 stunning acres of trees and trails. City planners also understand the ecological importance of open land, creating preserves like the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary that serve as refuges for local and migrating wildlife.

Of course, the shining stars of outdoor recreation in Orange County are the beaches — stretches of beautiful shoreline, quaint seaside towns, surfing, sailing and family fun. Irvine is less than half an hour from 15 beautiful, sandy miles of Orange County's best beaches: Laguna Beach to the south, Huntington Beach in the north and everything in between.

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Aldrich Park

Campus Drive and East Peltason Drive 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 824-5011 Phone: (949) 824-5011

19-acre area offers winding paths cut through the park's lawns and groves of eucalyptus trees, while the campus buildings stand along its fringes. Cyclists and pedestrians share Ring Road, the path that encircles ... More »

Bicycle Club of Irvine

Deerfield Park 
Irvine, CA 92619-0845 

The Bicycle Club of Irvine is a recreational and social cycling club for men and women of all ages and skill levels. We are not a racing team. We have members from all over Southern California; in fact, only 25% of ... More »

Bommer Canyon

1 Bommer Canyon Rd 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (949) 724-6738 Phone: (949) 724-6738

Irvine's outdoor programs, such as camp-outs and wilderness access hikes, take place in Bommer Canyon, which was the center of the Irvine Company's cattle operation. ... More »

Central Bark Dog Park

6405 Oak Canyon 
Irvine, CA 92602  Phone: (949) 724-7740 Phone: (949) 724-7740

2.8 acres of off-leash joy for pets of all ages and sizes. Open between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ... More »

Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park Lovers' Point

4 Civic Center Plaza 
Irvine, CA 92606  Phone: (949) 724-6714 Phone: (949) 724-6714

This locale is a quiet knoll that overlooks the rest of Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. The hill's gentle winding oath leads up to its symbolic flagpole. ... More »

Country Trails

1 Irvine Park Road 
Orange, CA 92869  Phone: (714) 538-5860 Phone: (714) 538-5860

Country Trails and Riding School is a horseback riding facility located within Irvine Regional Park. Nestled among chaparral plants, coastal live oaks and California sycamores, we offer riders a scenic view of ... More »

Dana Point Harbor

34624 Golden Lantern 
Dana Point, CA 92629  Phone: (949) 923-2253 Phone: (949) 923-2253

Dana Point Harbor is not only a beautiful harbor in one of the most romantic areas of California, it is also a bustling portside community, offering many amenities to both residents and guests. ... More »

Deerfield Community Park

55 Deerwood West 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (949) 724-6725 Phone: (949) 724-6725

A beautiful 10-acre park featuring volleyball, tennis and racquetball courts, disc or Frisbee golf, bike trails and play areas. ... More »

Harvard Skate Park

14701 Harvard Ave 
Irvine, CA 92606  Phone: (949) 724-6830 Phone: (949) 724-6830

Visit this 10,000 square-foot concrete skateboard park with bowl, rails, fun box and street obstacles. ... More »

Irvine Park Railroad

1 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92869  Phone: (714) 997-3968 Phone: (714) 997-3968

A 1/3 scale train ride through scenic, historic Irvine Regional Park. Enjoy the park's many other activities including the Zoo, Wheel Fun Rentals® bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides, hiking trails and more. ... More »

Irvine Ranch Historic Park

13042 Old Myford Rd 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (866) 627-2757 Phone: (866) 627-2757

The Irvine Ranch Historic Park is the site of the original Irvine Ranch headquarters. Several original buildings still stand, including the home of James Irvine II. ... More »

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92862  Phone: (714) 744-7272 Phone: (714) 744-7272

The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded turf areas provide a serene setting. ... More »

Newport Harbor

18712 University Drive 
Irvine, CA 92612 

Newport Harbor has been acclaimed as one of the finest small boat harbors in the world. ... More »

Newport Landing Whale Watching

309 Palm St STE A 
Newport Beach, CA 92661  Phone: (949) 675-0551 Phone: (949) 675-0551

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special year-round! Click "Visit Website" for offer. Enjoy Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips departing daily ... More »

OC Hiking Club

2222 Michelson Drive  Suite 2470 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (866) 596-4453 Phone: (866) 596-4453

Largest hiking club in Orange County. Beginners to advanced, with over 100 family-style hikes per month. Connect with nature; hike coastal hills, forests, lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, deserts and mountain ... More »

Quail Hill Preserve

34 Shady Canyon Dr 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (714) 508-4757 Phone: (714) 508-4757

The 2.8-acre Quail Hill Trailhead provides a great location to connect to souther Irvine's extensive trail network. Dogs on leashes allowed. ... More »

San Joaquin Sanctuary

5 Riparian View 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 261-7963 Phone: (949) 261-7963

The Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 300-plus acres of coastal freshwater wetlands. Visitors can walk along 12 miles of trails. ... More »

Tanaka Farms

5380 3/4 University Dr 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 653-2256 Phone: (949) 653-2256

Tanaka Farms is a living reminder of Irvine's agricultural past. An organic, family-run operation that, offers year-round, hands-on tours of its gardens and U-Pick Pumpkin Patch in the fall. ... More »

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

2 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92869  Phone: (714) 923-3191 Phone: (714) 923-3191

Turtle Ridge Nature Treatment System

Culver Drive and Bonita Canyon 
Irvine, CA 92603 

Visitors can observe the nesting and breeding sites of at least 12 species of migratory birds and study a variety of aquatic plants. ... More »

Turtle Rock Nature Center

1 Sunnyhill Dr 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (949) 724-6738 Phone: (949) 724-6738

This five-acre nature preserve is both a home for wildlife and an outdoor classroom. ... More »

UCI Arboretum

University of California, Irvine  just south of the corner of Campus Drive and Jamboree Road 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (949) 824-5833 Phone: (949) 824-5833

The UCI Arboretum is a 12.5-acre botanic garden and research facility. The Arboretum provides an introduction to the unique flora of coastal California from Irvine south into Mexico, as well as other representative ... More »

Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Road 
Orange, CA 92689  Phone: (714) 997-3636 Phone: (714) 997-3636

Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park offers bikes that can be rented in beautiful and historic Irvine Regional Park. Bikes available to rent include the surrey, double surrey, tandem bikes, kids bikes and more. Paddle ... More »

William Woolett, Jr. Aquatic Center

4601 Walnut Ave 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (949) 724-6717 Phone: (949) 724-6717

Splash in three swimming pools, including one in Heritage Park equipped for use by swimmers with special needs. ... More »

Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks

4727 Portola Parkway 
Irvine, CA 92620 

Nearly 40,000 acres of open space on the historic Irvine Ranch have been designated a Natural Landmark by both the State of California and the U.S. Department of the Interior. This honor recognizes the exceptional ... More »

   
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