Note: Hikes meet at one of these locations:
El Moro Visitor Center — from Coast Highway, turn inland at the School/State Park light and follow park signs.
Los Trancos — from Coast Highway, turn inland at Los Trancos. Meet near the trailer.
Pelican Point Lot No. 2 — From Coast Highway, turn coastward at Newport Coast.
For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geology Tour: 9 a.m. Saturday: Visit several diverse and geologically outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic time. Meet at Los Trancos lot at the trailer (from Coast Highway turn inland at stoplight "Los Trancos"). $15 day-use parking fee.
Backcountry Hike: 8 a.m. Sunday. Join a state park volunteer for a guided 3-5 mile backcountry hike on El Moro Visitor Center (from Coast Highway, turn inland at stoplight for School-State Park.) $15 day-use parking fee.
LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; http://www.ocparks.com.
Rangers staff the park
daily. Open 7 a.m. to sunset daily, including holidays. Parking lot hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about volunteering or helping Laguna Canyon Foundation to preserve, protect and enhance the South Coast Wilderness, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org or call (949) 497-8324.
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 5 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 5 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 5 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.