Irvine's Open Space

Irvine offers 16,500 acres of open space, the most in Orange County! Featuring 60+ miles of hiking and biking trails and picturesque vistas to enjoy year round. Please visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks website to learn about our trails and for up-to-date information on COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

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Author: Ellen Bell

Ellen Bell is the author of the history book, “Irvine: Images of America.” She also writes the local travel blog, OC DayTripper, where she takes readers along on fun field trips that explore the culture of present day Orange County as well as the heritage of its past. During baseball season, she is known as “The Afternoon Angel,” and sports writer at AngelsWin.com. She is a contributing writer for Orange Coast Magazine, Yahoo! Sports, and writes a weekly history column for the OC Register-Irvine World News. In her spare time, she and her husband try to keep up with their two teenagers.