Great Outdoors Orange County/Long Beach presents
Oak Canyon Nature Center Day Hike
March 6, 2022, starting at 9 AM
Registration will open on February 13, 2022
Trip Leader: Frederick Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562-754-1838
If it is raining, this event will be rescheduled.
This 58-acre natural park features 4 miles of hiking trails through one of the region’s few remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub. Also located on site is the John J. Collier Interpretive Center, a small museum with live animal and regional natural history exhibits, which has been closed during the pandemic, but may be open by March.
The trails in the bottom of the canyon follow a permanent stream through a grove of Live Oak Trees. The canyon walls are arid with chaparral, and wild flowers in Spring. If we have enough rainfall, the wildflowers may be in bloom. Trails up on the canyon walls on both sides of the canyon offer nice views of the canyon below. An exhibit about Orange County mining operations is interesting to explore. Another attraction is one of the oldest oak trees in Orange County. Covering all of the sites in the park takes about two and one-half hours.
This is an easy day hike. Parking is somewhat limited so carpooling is advised. Bring 1-2 liters of water, shoes with soles that grip the ground, such as hiking boots, comfortable clothes suitable for the predicted weather, sunscreen, hat, cameras, and snacks. Also, bring your ten essentials and click here for the list. There are bathrooms at the trail head.
The park is free, although a $5.00 donation is requested at a donation box.Click here for a map of the area.After the hike, those who are interested can enjoy lunch at a restaurant.
Special COVID Related Requirements:
Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:
- I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
- I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible
- I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event
‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.
NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.