docent-led hike

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.

Winter Outdoor Activities Schedule

Fall Outdoor Activities Schedule

Fall Schedule At-A-Glance

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.

December
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 12/3
9:00am to 3:00pm
California Buckeye in Autumn Monte Bello Preserve 6
Sat, 12/3
10:30am to 3:30pm
Redwood Oxygen Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5.3
Sun, 12/4
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2-3
Tue, 12/6
10:00am to 3:30pm
From Mindego to Borel Russian Ridge Preserve 9
Wed, 12/7
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Hill and Dale St. Joseph's Hill Preserve 5.0
Sat, 12/10
9:00am to 2:30pm
Beyond Fitbit Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 9
Sat, 12/10
10:00am to 2:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Sun, 12/11
10:00am to 2:30pm
Monte Bello Exploration Monte Bello Preserve 6
Sun, 12/11
10:00am to 12:00pm
The History of the Bear Creek Redwoods Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 2
Tue, 12/13
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Signs of Winter Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Wed, 12/14
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I Rancho San Antonio Preserve 4 to 6
Sat, 12/17
9:00am to 11:00am
Fleas Navidad Pulgas Ridge Preserve 3
Sun, 12/18
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Early Winter at Long Ridge Long Ridge Preserve 4.5
Wed, 12/21
10:30am to 2:00pm
Explorer Hike: Winged Winter Visitors Ravenswood Open Space Preserve 1.4
Sat, 12/24
10:00am to 1:30pm
Escape the Holiday Madness Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5
Sun, 12/25
10:00am to 12:30pm
A Road Less Traveled Skyline Ridge Preserve 4
Wed, 12/28
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II Sierra Azul Preserve 5
Sat, 12/31
9:00am to 2:00pm
New Year's Eve Fun Monte Bello Preserve 10
January
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sun, 1/1
10:00am to 3:00pm
Healthy New Year Resolution Skyline Ridge Preserve 11
Sun, 1/1
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2-3
Mon, 1/2
10:30am to 2:00pm
Bayland Birds Up Close Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area 3
Wed, 1/4
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: A View from the Top Monte Bello Preserve 5-6
Sat, 1/7
10:30am to 3:30pm
View from the Ridge Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sun, 1/8
9:00am to 4:00pm
Fungal Fun Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 7
Sun, 1/8
10:00am to 12:00pm
The History of the Bear Creek Redwoods Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 2
Tue, 1/10
10:00am to 1:00pm
Nature's Garden Monte Bello Preserve 4
Tue, 1/10
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Signs of Winter Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Wed, 1/11
10:00am to 3:00pm
Scouting for Nature's Winter Buffet Sierra Azul Preserve 5.2
Wed, 1/11
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I Saratoga Gap Preserve 4 to 6
Sat, 1/14
9:30am to 2:00pm
Tafoni Trek El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 5
Sat, 1/14
10:00am to 2:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2.5
Tue, 1/17
10:00am to 3:30pm
Discover the Interior Rancho San Antonio Preserve 9
Wed, 1/18
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Winter in La Honda La Honda Creek Preserve 4
Thu, 1/19
9:00am to 2:30pm
Mid-Week Workout Windy Hill Preserve 8.5
Sat, 1/21
9:45am to 12:00pm
Winter Ride Fremont Older Preserve 12
Mon, 1/23
10:00am to 1:00pm
Skyline Ridge: Past and Present Skyline Ridge Preserve 4 - 5
Wed, 1/25
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II Pulgas Ridge Preserve 5.5
Sat, 1/28
9:00am to 2:00pm
Chinese New Year Celebration El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 10
Sat, 1/28
10:30am to 1:30pm
Up and Over: To Borel Hill and Alpine Pond Russian Ridge Preserve 3
February
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Wed, 2/1
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Winter Waterfowl Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area 4.5
Sat, 2/4
10:00am to 1:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2.5
Sat, 2/4
10:30am to 3:00pm
Search for the Everlasting Picchetti Ranch Preserve 5
Sun, 2/5
9:00am to 4:00pm
Fungal Fun Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 7
Sun, 2/5
10:00am to 12:00pm
The History of Bear Creek Redwoods Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 2
Sun, 2/5
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2-3
Wed, 2/8
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike I Fremont Older Preserve 4 to 6
Sat, 2/11
10:00am to 12:00pm
Looking for Clues in Nature Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Sun, 2/12
9:30am to 12:30pm
Surprising Facts about Trees Monte Bello Preserve 3 miles
Wed, 2/15
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Birds on the Wing Russian Ridge Preserve 4-5
Mon, 2/20
10:00am to 1:00pm
Family Holiday Hike Pulgas Ridge Preserve 3
Wed, 2/22
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II - at Edgewood Park 5.5
Sat, 2/25
4:30pm to 9:00pm
Night on Froggy Mountain Russian Ridge Preserve 5
Tue, 2/28
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Signs of Spring Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25

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.