Visitation and exploration of The Nature Reserve is managed by The Reserve Connection. The Reserve Connection is a public 501(c) (3) non-profit, that serves to provide opportunities to the community to visit and enjoy The Nature Reserve. Through the many hikes, walks, astronomy programs, family events, and volunteer opportunities offered, visitors can discover and learn about the importance of the habitat reserve.

Upcoming Events
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Mar|5|2024-03-05
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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volunteer
Mar|9|2024-03-09
FOR PUBLIC

Sunday Morning Open Access on Cristianitos Road

Free | All Ages. Recommended 8 and up | Easy - Moderate
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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residents
Mar|10|2024-03-10
FOR PUBLIC

Off The Reserve Hike

Free | 10 & up | Moderate
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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residents
Mar|12|2024-03-12
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Mar|12|2024-03-12
FOR PUBLIC

Wildflower Happy Hour

$20 | 21 & up
7:00PM - 8:30PM

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public
Mar|14|2024-03-14
FOR PUBLIC

Blooms and Butterflies Walk

$5-$15 | 10 & up | Moderate
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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public
Mar|16|2024-03-16
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

$5-$10 | 8 and up | Easy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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public
Mar|16|2024-03-16
FOR PUBLIC

Leprechaun Hunt

$5-$10 | All ages. Activities recommended 5-8 yrs | Easy
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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public
Mar|17|2024-03-17
FOR PUBLIC

Coffee, Tea, Birds, and Butterflies

Free | 12 & up | Easy
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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public
Mar|19|2024-03-19
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Mar|19|2024-03-19
FOR PUBLIC

Sunset, Moonrise Walk

$5-$10 | 8 & up | Moderate
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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public
Mar|25|2024-03-25
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Mar|26|2024-03-26
FOR PUBLIC

Reading with Reptiles

Free | All Ages (recommended 3-5)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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public
Mar|27|2024-03-27
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

FREE | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 - 5:00 PM

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residents
Apr|9|2024-04-09
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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volunteer
Apr|10|2024-04-10
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

FREE | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 - 5:00 PM

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residents
Apr|16|2024-04-16
FOR PUBLIC

Earth Day Stewardship Day

FREE | 8 and Up | Moderate
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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public
Apr|20|2024-04-20
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

$5 - $10 | 8 & up | Easy
8:30 PM -10:30 PM

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public
Apr|20|2024-04-20
FOR PUBLIC

Reading with Reptiles

Free | All Ages (recommended 3-5)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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public
Apr|23|2024-04-23
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

FREE | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 - 5:00 PM

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residents
Apr|23|2024-04-23
FOR PUBLIC

Weekend Open Access on The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy - Sycamore Trails

Free | All Ages. Recommended 6 and up | Easy - Moderate
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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residents
Apr|28|2024-04-28
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

FREE | 10 and up | Moderate-Strenuous
2:00 - 5:00 PM

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residents
Apr|30|2024-04-30

Rancho Mission Viejo Resident Only Events:

  • Some events are exclusively for residents of Rancho Mission Viejo.
  • Registration for these events require proof of a current address in Rancho Mission Viejo.

All Events Specify A Minimum Age For Participation:

  • Six (6) is the minimum age for most Nature Reserve programs.
  • Refer to specific event listing for details.
  • Be sure to review our age limit policy.

Pre-Registration Required For All Programs:

  • Contact us for large groups or to arrange a special group outing.
  • Your registration enables us to contact you about program changes or cancellations. Please see our policy on Cancellations and Refunds.
  • All visitors to The Nature Reserve must present a signed release waiver upon entry to the property. Families may submit a single form, as long as all entrants are identified on the form. Waivers are also available at the event.

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