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OUTDOOR CALENDAR

Note: Fire season has begun! Please stay alert in wilderness parks and report any suspicious activity to park staff.

CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK

Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $10 day-use parking fee.

The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for most Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. Information: (949) 497-7647 or via e-mail wbonnin@parks.ca.gov.

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  • Geology Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the trailer in the Los Trancos parking lot. From Coast Highway, turn inland at Los Trancos.
  • Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Meet at Los Trancos lot.
  • LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; www.ocparks.com.

    Parking: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Little Sycamore Canyon on Laguna Canyon Road, just south of the I-405 interchange: Nix Nature Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; parking $3; lot open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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    Laguna Heights, the trailhead for West Ridge trail and routes into Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, at Top of the World on Alta Laguna Blvd., is open daily, 7 a.m. to sunset.

  • Native Plant Hike, 8 a.m., Saturday. Enjoy a 3.5 mile hike with native plant expert Nadine Nordstrom. Call (949) 923-2235 to reserve your place. Meet at the Willow Staging Area, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road. Parking $3.

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