A Changing Landscape
From thick oak woodlands to
wind-buffeted ocean bluffs,
22 miles of fascinating exploration.
The preserved open spaces on The Irvine Ranch are prized for their beauty, environmental importance and public accessibility. They have been designated a Natural Landmark by both the U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of California. Stretching 22 miles from the mountains of the Cleveland National Forest to the Pacific Coast, the open spaces contain critical habitat for rare and endangered plants and animals and are a welcome respite for people who enjoy the outdoors. From a quiet walk or hike in a shady canyon, to a strenuous mountain bike ride on a rocky trail, the land invites people of all ages to reconnect with nature.