October 20, 2014
10:00 AMIrvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, face painting, picture stands, John Deere tractor races and a lot more.

Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. School and group discounts available. For additional information and costs, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.

October 21, 2014
9:00 AMBook Hike

Engage your brain along with your body on a 4-mile hike in beautiful Aliso & Wood Canyons while we share our favorite books. Come prepared to contribute a title or two and leave with the anticipation of some great new reads as well as a relaxed and exercised body. Led by a LCF volunteer naturalist & reader. Elevation gain of 300 ft. on terrain that can be uneven and rocky. A hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, water and snack are recommended.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Donation: $2 per person
  • Parking: Free
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)
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October 1, 2014  Partial Trail Closures Oct. 18

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 the following trails will be CLOSED from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a special event: East Ridge, East Flats, Quail Run, Sunrise, Oso and Bell Canyon. Click link for map.

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