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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. Hikes are 3- to5 miles and last about two hours. Note: All hikes meet at the El Moro Visitor Center (from Coast Highway, turn inland at light for School/State Park, follow park signs), unless otherwise indicated. Information: (949) 497-7647 or via e-mail wbonnin@parks.ca.gov.

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  • Fly Fishing Clinic, 7 a.m. Saturday. This clinic will explore the world of the surf zone and educate on the technical aspects of fly fishing. Reservations are required. Call (949) 497-7647.
  • Plant Hike, 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Backcountry Hike, 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • Historic District guided tours are held on the second Saturday of each month. The tour 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.

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    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 Tollroad: Open daily 7 a.m. to sunset. Parking $3; lot open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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