Nature & Trails


The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo

With over 6,500 acres of protected creeks, canyons and wetlands, woodlands, native grasslands and chaparral, The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is something truly extraordinary. It’s where Ranch residents can become part of a conservation and land stewardship legacy over a hundred years old.

  • Join a docent-led wildflower walk or nature lecture
  • Explore the wonders of the cosmos during astronomy nights
  • There’s plenty of opportunities to lend a hand by volunteering
  • Find a variety of events made for the whole family, even the littlest ones
  • Take on the 3.5-mile loop hike for one breathtaking morning workout
  • Enjoy seasonal events sure to put you in the holiday spirit

Oak Canyon

Pour your favorite Canyon Coffee beverage into a green to-go cup and take to the trails of Oak Canyon.

This preserved canyon offers trails that wind past majestic Oaks, and the perfect bench to watch a woodpecker at work. It’s the perfect way to experience the natural splendor that surrounds The Ranch, and it lives just steps from your front door.

The Life
50 Resident-Led Clubs

With nearly 50 resident led clubs to try, there are plenty of ways to meet up and hang out on The Ranch.

Resident Programs

The Ranch has partnered with local organizations for on-site fun. Try out a fitness class for yourself, and another for the kids.


Find fun happenings steps from home, with something new to discover every week.

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Visitor Center

The Rancho Mission Viejo Visitor Center is now permanently closed to the public. Please refer to the Neighborhoods section of our website for all current information on remaining new homes and to contact our neighborhood builders directly for appointments.

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