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Bommer Canyon

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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.

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Meditative Yoga and Meadow Walk

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Aug 07 - Aug 28 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us for this relaxing combination of hiking and yoga in Bommer Canyon. Participants will hike around a 1-mile loop, strolling through the local meadow and finding unity within nature. Then we will return to our yoga mats where we will be led in 45 to 60 minutes of guided yoga, under the canopy of sycamores. Our yoga practice will be gentle in nature, moving and flowing with ease.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a durable yoga mat to rest on the dirt. An extra cloth or padding is highly recommended, in addition to two towels for yoga positioning assistance. Some evenings are chilly, so dress in layers that are flexible to move in; jeans are not recommended. Remember to wear sun protection for the hike such as a hat and sunscreen.

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Mid-Week Hike

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 06 Recurrence: Times: From: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Recharge your batteries with a refreshing mid-week hike through Bommer Canyon. This area was historically a center for cattle operations that occurred in the San Joaquin Hills up until the late 1990s, and is now part of the Open Space Preserve.

This hike involves multiple steep climbs and descents across a variety of trail types, including some narrow singletracks, with 2200+ feet of accumulated climbing elevation, but is done at a moderate pace, approximately 3 mph. Please bring plenty of water, and wear sturdy shoes. Hiking distance is 10-12 miles.

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Meditative Yoga and Meadow Walk

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 06 - Sep 27 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday Times: From: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Join us for this relaxing combination of hiking and yoga in Bommer Canyon. Participants will hike around a 1-mile loop, strolling through the local meadow and finding unity within nature. Then we will return to our yoga mats where we will be led in 45 to 60 minutes of guided yoga, under the canopy of sycamores. Our yoga practice will be gentle in nature, moving and flowing with ease.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a durable yoga mat to rest on the dirt. An extra cloth or padding is highly recommended, in addition to two towels for yoga positioning assistance. Some evenings are chilly, so dress in layers that are flexible to move in; jeans are not recommended. Remember to wear sun protection for the hike such as a hat and sunscreen.

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Distance Hike

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 09 Recurrence: Times: From: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The title says it all. This is your chance to venture deep in the Irvine backcountry. Join us for a challenging and beautiful adventure.

Hiking distance is up to 14 miles and is designed for advanced hikers. Participants must be physically fit and have distance hiking experience. Singletrack trails, steep climbs and descents are numerous on this route, with over 2,400 feet of accumulated climbing elevation.

Most months, the route stays in the Irvine Open Space Preserve for its entirety, but will occasionally feature hiking to the sea and back: beginning in Bommer, the hike will head into Crystal Cove State Park, then pass through Laguna Coast Wilderness Park before returning to the Irvine preserve.

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Mountain Bike Ride

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 16 Recurrence: Times: From: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join us for a docent-led mountain bike ride through the Irvine Open Space Preserve. This moderate-paced mountain bike tour through the picturesque hills of Bommer and Shady Canyons includes a combination of ranch roads and multiple intermediate and advanced level technical single-track trails, with many steep climbs and descents. Over 2700 feet of accumulated climbing elevation is experienced on this route.

Please note, this program is an intermediate-to-advanced ride featuring only a few short rest stops, steep climbs and rocky descents. It requires above average fitness and mountain biking skills, and a mountain bike with a minimum of front suspension.

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Wilderness Access Day

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 16 Recurrence: Times: From: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Enjoy self-guided access in the southern portion of Irvine's Open Space Preserve. The entire southern Open Space Preserve trail network will be open for self-guided hiking and biking from 8 am to 2 pm. This includes the single-tracks in Shady Canyon and Bommer Canyon that are reserved for guided activities only. Registration is not required for this event. The Bommer Canyon Cattle Camp will be available for parking, but please take note that your vehicle must be removed from the Cattle Camp area by 2 pm.

 

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Morning Trek

Address: 1 Bommer Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92603 Dates: Sep 28 Recurrence: Times: From: 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM

This week in the Irvine Open Space, we'll be in Bommer Canyon, once part of the historic Irvine cattle ranch where corrals and ranch equipment still stand. The hike is a seven-mile loop with some climbing, but rewards you with fantastic views overlooking the ocean and many Irvine locales. Please bring water, a trail snack, sunscreen, hat and any other necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail. Get your boots out and register to hike the loop through the Laguna Coast Wilderness and back to Cattle Camp. More »

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