Multimedia Nature Tours
Photo: Skyline Ridge by H. Lamiraux

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is, for the first time, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy self-guided, multimedia nature tours, similar to audio tours found in museums. Based at Skyline Ridge Preserve, there are two tour options:

  • A short family-focused walk around Alpine Pond adjacent to the Daniels Nature Center and
  • A longer, almost 2-mile hike, offered for a general audience, that guides visitors through four different habitat types.

In limited formats, the Alpine Pond Nature Tour is also available in Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin)!

The starting point for all Nature Tours is the Daniels Nature Center.
Open Saturdays & Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Park in the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve parking lot at the northwest corner of Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35) and Page Mill Road/Alpine Road intersection (across Skyline Boulevard on the right). Walk through the tunnel under Alpine Road to reach the David C. Daniels Nature Center, where the tour starts.

The District's audio-based nature tours are designed to involve new audiences, including families, and to enrich visitor experiences at Skyline Ridge Preserve by delivering fun and engaging content using mobile devices and technologies. The multimedia tours enhance visitor awareness and understanding about not only the flora and fauna of varied habitats, but also about the effect of human history on the landscape.

How Would You Like to Experience the District's Nature Tours?

If you do not have a device but would like to experience and enjoy Nature Tours in open space, please visit the Daniels Nature Center during operating hours to check out a listening wand or mp3 player; a deposit/collateral is required (e.g. driver's license). The Alpine Pond tour is also available in Spanish and Chinese!


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