What we're about

Welcome! We are the Orange County Sierrans Section of the National Sierra Club Angeles Chapter. Our schedule includes Hiking, events for Little Hikers, Backpacking, Weekly Conditioning Hikes in 5 Orange County locations, hikes for Conservation, special Newcomer events, BBQ’s, events for 20s30s, winter sports activities, ski trips, bus trips and Adventure Travel. We are open to people of all ages and marital status. Our events are led by qualified leaders who have been through extensive Leadership Training before they receive their leadership rating. The mission of Meetup is to help people self organize into local groups. Orange County Sierra Singles may sponsor local events as well as international and out of state events, so we are a little more than a local organization. We are backed by the 45,000 member Angeles Chapter and the 650,000 member National Sierra Club. The Angeles Chapter boundaries are from Santa Clarita to San Clemente, from the ocean to the foothills. The Angeles Chapter is the largest in the US. The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest environmental grassroots organization in the nation. The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 by the famous naturalist, John Muir. Not only was this guy America’s best known voice from the wilderness and a most effective conservation leader but he was a fearless mountaineer taking enormous risks climbing in the High Sierra, solo travel on crevassed glaciers and exploring Alaska in a little canoe. Look for John Muir on your California quarter. What other organization can beat that? We have a long tradition of outdoor activities, so come join us. You might even want to become a member of the Sierra Club and know you are helping to save our remaining wild places. “Explore, Enjoy and Protect.”

Keep it safe out there and visit our website: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocss

Angeles Chapter Website: http://angeles.sierraclub.org

Angeles Chapter list of Activities: http://angeles2.sierraclub.org/activities

Liability Waivers

In order to participate in a Sierra Club outing, you must sign a liability waiver. If you would like to read a copy of the waiver before attending the outing, please see http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/f... (http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/)

California Seller of Travel

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Upcoming events (4+)

Fence Line Trail - PCHTF (Chino Hills State Park)

Rolling M Ranch

Hike the hills and valleys with some great views both of the park and east into Corona. This is a 5.5 miles, 1,500 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road at the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged, $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed,[masked], Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33˚55’25”N, 117˚42’34”W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33˚57’16”N, 117˚42’7”W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Drive up the road past the gate for 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn.
(Puente-Chino Hills Task Force)

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Newcomer Hike

Brightwater Trailhead

Easy paced, reasonably flat, 5 mile hike, approx 3 hrs. Newcomers Welcome. Enjoy the natural beauty of Bolsa Chica, one of the last remaining wetland ecosystems in Southern California. Meet 8:30 am. From Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach turn south on Bolsa Chica Street to the end of the street and trailhead (Brightwater Road). Park on the street. Bring camera, water, sun protection, hat, light hiking boots, Leaders: Donna Specht, Karen Bellville, Jay Schneider, Dorothy Gutierrez

Upper Aliso Canyon/Faultline Trail Hike - PCHTF (Chino Hills State Park)

Starting at the Rolling M Ranch barn, we’ll hike the hills to the northwest with some great views of the park. This is a 4.5 miles, 1,000 foot gain hike. Meet at 9 am at the Barn at the Rolling M Ranch, which is 3 miles up the road at the park entrance at 4721 Sapphire Road in Chino Hills. Ridesharing encouraged. $5 fee for parking. Bring water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Rain within 48 hours cancels. Leader: Fred Reed,[masked], Assistant: Eric Johnson
(GPS: 33˚55’25”N, 117˚42’34”W)
Note: The park is located 10 miles northwest of Corona. Take the 91-Freeway to Highway 71-North, turn left at Soquel Canyon. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar merges into Sapphire to the left, the park entrance (GPS: 33˚57’16”N, 117˚42’7”W) is located on the right at 4721 Sapphire Road. Drive up the road past the gate for 15 minutes, or 3 miles, to the Rolling M Barn.
(Puente-Chino Hills Task Force)

O: Red Rock Canyon of Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Online event

Join us on a 4.0-mile, approximately 2.5-hour hike up the Borrego Canyon Trail and Red Rock Canyon Trail to see the remarkable Red Rock Canyon of Orange County. California Professional Geologist Jay Schneider will lead us on an easy-pace tour with multiple stops to learn about the Cenozoic geology of Orange County. See remarkable outcrops of massive sandstones, conglomerates, and enjoy a leisurely walk up a dry braided stream to the canyon wall. Total elevation gain is 500 feet. Bring 2 liters water, snacks, and hiking shoes. Park at trailhead, 26701 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 ($3 cash or credit card). Trailhead parking lot is small; if no more parking is available, you can travel northwest one block on Portola Parkway, turn right on Alton Parkway, and make first right on to Odessa and park in residential neighborhood. Walk from residential neighborhood back to trailhead is about 10 minutes. Therefore, carpooling is recommended. Carpool information: Meet at 8:00 am at Tustin Rideshare at north side of Stater Brothers Market, 14171 Red Hill Avenue in Tustin. Rain in the previous 72 hours may cancel. Rain date: January 22. Leaders: Jay Schneider [masked], and Julie Garner [masked]. Please: No children under the age of 6. No dogs. No drones.

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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Newcomer Hike

Brightwater Trailhead

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