Take a ride on our vintage Humvee to multiple nature habitats
Explore the land on foot with an easy-paced hike
Observe a rich tapestry of local wildlife and native flora
Frequent sightings include eagles, hawks, deer and more
A Walk on The Wild Side
Reboot your connection to nature
Learn to interpret animal tracks and signs
Gain insights into native plant uses
See wildlife close-up with a provided spotting scope
Get in Touch with Nature
What to Expect
3-Hour Guided Nature Tour
Led by staff naturalists, our tours illuminate the diverse wildlife, native plants and rugged beauty of the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.
Humvee Ride and Light Hiking
Our tour includes an adventurous ride on our vintage Humvee as well as easy-paced hiking.
Amazing Sights—and Insights!
The tour includes observations of a bald eagle nest site and native California birds of prey, as well as a walk through a riparian habitat to our educational site. Here, you will learn about how natural systems and life cycles connect us all.
How to Prepare
Our tours easy! Our friendly guides will lead the way and make sure that you are comfortable throughout your tour.
What Should I Wear and Bring?
Please wear comfortable attire and closed-toe walking shoes.
Be sun smart—wear a hat and bring sunscreen.
Pack a water bottle; we can provide refills.
Bringing a camera and binoculars will enhance your experience; we also have binoculars to share.
What are the Health Requirements?
All participants should be in good physical condition and able to participate in moderate short-duration hikes.
If you have health concerns, or if you have conditions affecting the heart or legs, please consult a physician prior to joining the tour.