• Jeffrey Open Space, Woodbury community trails - 5 miles (adv. beg)

    Woodbury Center (La Fitness)

    We will be meeting at Woodbury Town Center's food court/L.A. Fitness area. This is essentially a "looped" route. We will proceed into Woodbury neighborhood to Jeffrey Open Space Trail and go east towards Portola Pkwy but will turn into the Stonegate neighborhood and work our way through to the Jeffrey Open Space. We will take that path west to Trabuco and then south to Keystone, where we will re-enter the Woodbury area and work our way back to the Woodbury Town Center at Irvine Blvd and Sand Canyon. It is about 5 miles. We will stop for a bathroom break approximately halfway through the walk at one of the public restrooms along the Jeffrey Open Space corridor. This walk is very pet friendly! :) If you need to reach John, call/text[masked]. We will leave sharply at 6:30pm. See you there! Lastly, we will offer the usual optional post-walk snack/dessert at one of the local eateries at Woodbury Shopping Center Food Court. Here is the basic looped route.... Disclaimer: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Hike Salt Creek Trail to the Beach and Taco Tuesday

    Fratello's on Clubhouse / Niguel Intersection

    JOIN MEETUP FRIENDS FOR A RELAXED MIDWEEK EVENING WALK.... down the beautiful Salt Creek Trail to the magnificent Salt Creek Beach. We will return after the hike to Amber's Cantina, Fratello's Italian Restaurant and Kaleyard Chinese Restaurant for their Tuesday dinner specials! ABOUT THE HIKE: This is a moderate paced 5.2 mile round trip along a paved bike path with beautiful views of the fragrant sage dense Salt Creek wetlands and the sounds of singing frogs! The trail has a few small hills, but is mostly gently sloped - suitable for both beginner and advanced hikers. We take a short rest stop at Salt Creek Beach with rest room and drinking fountain facilities.... and return along the same route to our Meetup parking area. The total hike time is approximately two hours. GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner (moderate) for distance, elevation and pace. ADDITIONAL NOTES: Regular walking shoes, not hiking boots, are appropriate as this is a paved trail. As day light becomes shorter, a flashlight may be helpful. The Salt Creek trail is dog friendly. FOLLOWING THE HIKE: As an ongoing tradition of this event, many hikers following the hike enjoy the Taco Tuesday dinner special (two dollar beef or chicken tacos and two dollar Coronas) at Amber's Cantina. Kaleyard Chinese Restaurant is extending to hikers their five course lunch priced as a dinner special, twenty menu choices including beverage starting under nine dollars. Frstello’s Is offering their Happy Hour drink/appetizer specials to the hikers. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, take the Crown Valley Parkway exit toward the coast. Approximately one mile south of the Laguna Niguel town center, turn left on Club House Drive. At the south west corner of Niguel Road and Club House Drive, turn into the retail center. Look for the group gathered in the parking area on the north side of the shopping center. Please plan to arrive five minutes early to provide time for a brief orientation and introductions. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Easy Hike on Aliso Creek Trail and Taco Tuesday at Cook's Corner

    Cook's Corner Parking Lot

    Join us for the Cook’s Corner "Taco Tuesday" hike on the Aliso Creek Trail. We will enjoy the great tacos at Cook’s after the hike (the tacos de carnitas and tacos de carne asada are the best!) ABOUT THE HIKE: We will meet at Cook’s Corner (at the bridge near the front entrance), hike about 45-50 minutes up the trail, take a brief break, and then turn around and hike back to Cook’s, for a total of about 4 1/2 miles. There is a slight elevation gain (about 400 feet) on the way back to Cook’s. The paved trail winds along a creek and through sycamore trees and California live oaks. It roughly follows El Toro Road. Bring water, but the hike is not very strenuous; it is a relaxed stroll through the woods (unless you have not hiked/walked much in a while). It is also a good idea to bring a flashlight. *If it rains, we will just meet for tacos. DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 going north, take the El Toro Road exit in Lake Forest. Head north/northeast up El Toro Road towards the mountains. The road turns into Santiago Canyon Road, and Cook’s will be on your right after driving about 2 miles past the 241 Toll Road. From Interstate 5 going south, exit the 133 Toll Road and drive north, turn right on the 241 Toll Road, take the second Portola Parkway exit, turn right on Glenn Ranch Road and then left on El Toro Road. Drive about one mile to Cook’s. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Explore Mile Square Park Tuesday evening

    Mile Square Park

    ABOUT THE HIKE: Explore the inner secrets and beauty of Mile Square Park starting at the entrance at Brookhurst and Heil. The route is flat and easy, and we will have lot of daylight to experience the lakes, statues, trees, and even an archery range. Routes can vary, but last time we walked 4.9 miles. See map in photos. ABOUT MILE SQUARE PARK: The 640 acre park derives its name from the nearly perfect square of land that it occupies. The park occupies land that was formerly a Naval Air Station that ceased operations for carrier deck qualification practice in 1974. The park is now operated by the County of Orange and includes two lakes, three 18 hole golf courses, a recreation center with playing fields, a community center, a Boys and Girls Club, and a 20 acre urban nature area. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley, take the Brookhurst exit heading north about one mile.... We meetup at the corner of Brookhurst and Heil on the park side of Brookhurst. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Almost Ready for Prime -Time Hikers Week 6

    Ridge Park Road

    • What we'll do It's that time again, mountains to conquer, valleys to explore, backpacking trips to enjoy, but if you are like me, time to get in shape again. The way this hiking series works: Part 1 - Not ready for Prime Time - Completed Part 2 - Almost Ready for Prime Time- We will expand the miles to 5 to 7 miles increased pace. Part 3- Ready for Prime Time- 7- 10 miles along with one of the six pack of mountain hikes 2 Saturdays a month over May June and July. Thursday I will post a Boat Cyn Hike for those who want more mileage 5 to 8 miles. Check the comments for each Tuesday's hike, there will have a map along with a description so you can go at your own pace. Please print a map and description if you are not familiar with the trail. The park closes at sunset so make sure you leave enough juice in the tank to get back in the same amount of time. Each week the hikes will get longer as we will have more daylight. .. Any takers? DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis. • What to bring Please bring a good attitude, water, light, hat, sunscreen, trek poles if needed. • Important to know The trail is shared with cyclists, so please allow space for both hikers and cyclists to share the road. If you see a cyclist coming please give a courtesy alert by yelling bike. Move to the right and allow the cyclist to pass on the left. Spring brings out the rattlesnakes, so just be aware. If we have a large group I will stay with the core group, and there will be no sweep.

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  • ADVANCED BEGINNER Hike on the trails next to Laguna Lake.

    ABOUT THE HIKE: Explore the Nora Kutner and Castlewood trails that lead west from Laguna Lake. Enjoy a beautiful morning hike. This ADVANCED BEGINNER 6 mile hike is a moderately paced walk with multiple inclines; however, the they are not very long. Also, there are flat and down hill treks as well. These paths are a wonderful escape from urban Orange County. The trails begin next to Laguna Lake. Rain on the proceeding day or forecast for the day of the hike will cancel it. The hike is not dog friendly. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 91 Freeway in Fullerton, take the Euclid exit heading north. Laguna Lake is found by going up Euclid approximately four miles and turning when you see the sign for the Lake. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

  • Explore a neighborhood – Lake Forest-approx. 5.5 miles-Adv.Begin

    This is an urban walk in the City of Lake Forest, that is mainly a flat walk, so bring your walking shoes and some water and come join us. We will start near Heritage Hill Historical Park and walk down Serrano Road, to Serano Creek Park and take the trails through the park and then take a trail that goes behind some houses up to Trabuco Road and work ourselves back through some houses and a forest to the starting point. This is a pet friendly walk. Trudi‘s cell phone is[masked]. Driving directions from the 5 freeway coming south: Take the Lake Forest Drive off ramp and turn left. Drive to Serrano Road, turn left and then turn right at the first driveway. Driving directions from the 5 freeway coming north: Take the Lake Forest Drive off ramp and turn right. Drive to Serrano Road, turn left and then turn right at the first driveway. Disclaimer: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

  • Evening Hike on Balboa with "Happy Hour" at Newport Landing

    ABOUT THE HIKE: This flat, five plus mile, sunset hike is a beautiful ocean and harbor front experience on Balboa Island and Peninsula. It is considered advanced beginner because of the distance. Including dinner the hike will take about three hours. We will meet in the parking lot of Union Bank and then walk across the bridge to Balboa Island, down Main Street, along the harbor front sidewalk to the ferry. Taking the ferry over to the Peninsula (one dollar each way), we will walk through the Fun Zone, past Balboa Pier, and north on the oceanfront Boardwalk to the Newport Pier for a mid-hike rest stop. We will return the Boardwalk to Newport Landing for their "Happy Hour" dinner and drink specials. Following dinner, we head back to the ferry across to Balboa Island and our trailhead parking. The hike is dog friendly. It will be a fun evening outing! You can find the web site and menu for Newport Landing here: https://www.newport-landing.com/menu/happy_hour.asp You will note that the appetizer and drink specials. Sunset Hikers will have a private room and deck at Newport Landing that overlooks the harbor for our Monday evening dining enjoyment. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 405 Freeway, exit at Jamboree Road heading toward the coast.... keep going past Pacific Coast Highway.... turn right on Bayside and then turn right into the parking lot of the Union Bank building. The bank will be closed at the time of our meetup. You will be parking at the shopping center at your own risk, with alternative street parking nearby on Bayside. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

  • Hike the Mesa Trail within the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness

    ABOUT THE HIKE: This is a 5 mile fast pace walk/hike. Our route begins from Ralph's Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Margarita, with a meet up in front of Golden Spoon Yogurt...we will start with a walk around Rancho Santa Margarita Lake to the back entry of O'Neill Regional Park...take the Mesa trail into the park...crossing Trabuco Creek within the beautiful Arroyo Trabuco...take Live Oak Trail to loop the lightly trafficked, oak shaded Edna Spaulding Trail...returning the same route to parking. These trails are multi-use and accessible year round. Total hike time will be about two hours. Dogs are not allowed on these wilderness trails. Wear shoes with good traction. POST HIKE CELEBRATION: There are several dining options in the Ralph's Center. In addition to yogurt, the center has patio dining. Happy, hungry, sunset hikers will have earned a treat! DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From the 5 Freeway, take the Alicia Parkway exit heading north.... turn right on Santa Margarita Parkway heading east for about 3 miles, turn left into the Ralph's Center. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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  • Paddle Canoes thru Beautiful Huntington Harbor

    Seabridge park

    · We will paddle canoes through scenic Huntington Harbor. The paddle will be at an easy pace, (anyone can do this) about 2 hours, with a 15 minute break in the middle. This is a relaxing, safe way to introduce all to canoeing. Canoe boat rental $15.00 per person. If you have your own boat sign up and let me know your bringing it. Huntington Harbor in the northern portion of Huntington Beach encompasses five man made islands bounded by a network of navigable channels and the land surrounding them. Its waterways are lined with beautiful multi-million dollar homes, boat docks, yachts and the popular Duffy boats. Beach attire recommended in relation to the days weather forecast, Good to bring Gloves a Towel and possibly a change of clothes Canoe boat rental $15.00 per person. If you have your own boat sign up and let me know your bringing it. Please show up if you sign up. We have limited space available. Questions Call Marc[masked] DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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