Note: All hikes meet at the El Moro Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated. From Coast Highway, turn inland at the School/State Park light and follow park signs. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•?Backcountry Fall Plant Hike, 9 a.m. Sunday.
•?Give Thanks to Nature Hike, 9a.m. Sunday.
•?Historic District guided tours are the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. The free tours have expanded by adding a plein air artist demonstration at the conclusion of each tour. The walking begins at 10 a.m. across from the Historic District in the Los Trancos Parking Lot at Coast Highway.
No reservations are required; for more information, visit www.crystalcovealliance.org
LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; www.ocparks.com.
Rangers staff the park daily. Open daily, 7 a.m. to sunset, including holidays. Parking lot hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Willow Canyon on Laguna Canyon Road, just south of the El Toro Road intersection. Open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers on specified trails; open 7 a.m. to sunset, but parking lot is only open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., $3.
Dilley Preserve on Laguna Canyon Road, just north of the 73 Toll Road: Open daily 7 a.m. to sunset. Parking $3; lot open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Little Sycamore Canyon on Laguna Canyon Road, just south of the 405 Freeway interchange: The James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking $3; lot open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Laguna Heights, the trail head for West Ridge trail and routes into Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, at Top of the World on Alta Laguna Boulevard, is open daily, 7 a.m. to sunset.
•?California Native Indian Hike, 9 a.m., Saturday.
Experience a hike in Laurel Canyon and learn about native plants the American Indians used for food, medicine, tools and other daily activities on this moderate, 3.5-mile hike with naturalists Penny Lewis and Annie Stoeckmann. The route goes up Willow Canyon and back down Laurel Canyon over steep and rocky terrain.
Meet at Willow Canyon Staging Area, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road. Reservations are suggested call (949) 923-2235 for reservations or directions. Parking is $3.