Scroll down to see the many FREE Docent-led Activities on Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District preserves. All activities are led by trained volunteer docents and are free of charge. Some activities require reservations. Please refer to the Reservation Information page for full details.

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Weather/Trail Condition Policy

For all Docent-led activities - Heavy or ongoing rain at the activity site cancels the activity. In the event of light rain or the threat of rain, docents will meet participants at the meeting place and the determination will be made at that time. For mountain bike or horseback rides - Heavy rain within two days prior cancels the activity.

Title Preserve Miles Activities
Tue, 8/2
10:00am to 2:00pm
A Sense of Community at El Corte Madera Creek El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 6
Wed, 8/3
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Nutmegs of Red Mountain Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sat, 8/6
10:00am to 12:00pm
Step Back in Time and Explore the History Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 1-2
Sat, 8/6
10:30am to 3:15pm
Redwood Oxygen Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5.3
Sun, 8/7
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2-3
Wed, 8/10
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 5
Sun, 8/14
10:00am to 3:00pm
Summer Ride at ECdMC El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 13
Tue, 8/16
10:00am to 3:00pm
Cool Summer Workout Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 10
Sat, 8/20
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Ravenswood Open Space Preserve 1
Sat, 8/20
4:30pm to 10:30pm
The Planets in Words and Music Monte Bello Preserve 5
Wed, 8/24
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II Saratoga Gap Preserve 5.5
Sat, 8/27
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Russian Ridge Preserve 1
Sat, 8/27
10:00am to 1:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike for Families Los Trancos Preserve 3
Sat, 8/27
11:00am to 12:30pm
Horseshoe Lake All Access Walk Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.3
Tue, 8/30
10:00am to 3:30pm
Cool Breezes Over The Hill Windy Hill Preserve 9
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 9/10
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 1


If you have a group of 8 or more people who would like to attend a docent-led activity listed in Outdoor Activities, please contact the Docent Programs Manager at (650) 691-1200 to discuss in advance. Other arrangements may need to be considered for your group.