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.

May
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Mon, 5/30
8:15am to 1:00pm
30th Annual Hike the Open Spaces Monte Bello Preserve 2.5
June
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Wed, 6/1
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Harbingers of Summer Los Trancos Preserve 3-4
Sat, 6/4
5:45pm to 11:00pm
In the Glow of the Night Monte Bello Preserve 4.5
Sun, 6/5
9:00am to 12:30pm
Pond-to-Pond on a Summer Morning Skyline Ridge Preserve 6
Sun, 6/5
10:00am to 2:00pm
Ohlone Medicine Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sun, 6/5
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2-3
Tue, 6/7
9:30am to 11:30am
A Sense of Community at Pulgas Ridge Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.5
Tue, 6/7
10:00am to 1:00pm
Nature's Garden - Late Spring Monte Bello Preserve 4
Wed, 6/8
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I Saratoga Gap Preserve 5
Tue, 6/14
11:00am to 4:00pm
A Long and Beautiful Hike El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 11
Wed, 6/15
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Redwood Ramble Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5
Fri, 6/17
8:00am to 11:00am
Early Bird Special Picchetti Ranch Preserve 3
Sat, 6/18
9:00am to 12:30pm
Black Mountain History Ride Monte Bello Preserve 25
Sun, 6/19
9:30am to 12:30pm
Hiking for Health and Happiness Monte Bello Preserve 3
Wed, 6/22
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 5
Sat, 6/25
10:00am to 3:00pm
Search for the Everlasting Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4
Sat, 6/25
10:00am to 1:00pm
Introduction to Geocaching Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 1-2
Sun, 6/26
10:00am to 12:00pm
Breathing and Movement (Tai Chi/Qigong) Under the Oaks Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2
Tue, 6/28
10:00am to 3:00pm
El Corte de Madera Creek Tour El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 10
July
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 7/2
10:00am to 12:00pm
Step Back in Time to Discover the History Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 1-2
Sun, 7/3
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Wed, 7/6
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Shade, Views and Flowers Coal Creek Preserve 4
Sat, 7/9
9:30am to 12:30pm
California Buckeye in Summer Monte Bello Preserve 5
Tue, 7/12
10:00am to 2:00pm
A Sense of Community at Purisima Creek Redwoods Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 7.2
Wed, 7/13
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I Rancho San Antonio Preserve 5
Thu, 7/14
9:00am to 1:00pm
Redwoods and Ferns Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5.5
Sat, 7/16
10:00am to 2:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike for Families Skyline Ridge Preserve 2.5
Sun, 7/17
10:00am to 1:00pm
Banana Slug Redwood Ride Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 11
Sat, 7/23
9:15am to 11:30am
Fremont Older History Ride Fremont Older Preserve 12
Sat, 7/23
8:15pm to 11:45pm
Moth Night at Monte Bello Monte Bello Preserve 1
Wed, 7/27
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II Monte Bello Preserve 5.5
Sat, 7/30
10:30am to 3:15pm
View From the Ridge Long Ridge Preserve 5
August
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 1:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike for Families Los Trancos Preserve 3
Sat, 8/27
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Russian Ridge Preserve 1
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
September
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 9/10
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 1

Groups

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.