Oak Canyon Nature Center
Oak Canyon Nature Center is a 58-acre natural park nestled in the Anaheim Hills. A year-round stream meanders through the park. Consisting of three adjoining canyons, four miles of hiking trails traverse one of the few remaining areas of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub in our region. Native wildlife makes the canyon their home and is just waiting to be discovered. Also located on-site is the John J. Collier Interpretive Center, a small museum with live animal and regional natural history exhibits. It has an elevation range from 525 to 825 feet (160 to 251 m)., and contains three major vegetation zones: coastal sage scrub, oak woodland, and riparian. Open on weekends, the John J. Collier Interpretive Center features a museum with live animal and regional natural history exhibits.
The center offers nature education programs and summer camp programs.The Nature Center is ideal for those who are just stepping into the wilderness for the first time or for those more experienced trekkers who are seeking a short hike. What better way to get active then in the soothing sounds of nature, surrounded by beauty, it’s a perfect hike for beginners.
Wildlife includes opossums, pack rats, scrub jays, acorn woodpeckers, raccoons, cottontail rabbits, California quails, western fence lizards, and red-shouldered hawks.The Oak Canyon Nature Center has established operational guidelines which are designed to promote the conservation of the Nature Center’s wildlife resources, as well as for the benefit and protection of park visitors.
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