Irvine Ranch National Landmarks

Dive into the heart of Southern California’s wilderness at the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, a 50,000-acre outdoor paradise recognized as a National Natural Landmark in 2006. Here, the adventurous can navigate through oak woodlands, marvel at coastal wetlands, and uncover the secrets of the land’s environmental and historical legacy.

Embark on exhilarating journeys through Black Star Canyon’s hidden waterfalls, scale the striking geological formations of Limestone Canyon, or soak up the sun along the pristine shores of Crystal Cove. With an array of activities, from challenging hikes and mountain biking trails to horseback rides and enlightening guided tours, the Landmarks are a playground for the curious and the brave. Discover rare ecosystems like the coastal sage scrub and chaparral, and immerse yourself in the vibrant biodiversity that makes this area a global ecological treasure.