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.

Meet winged creaturesOther Upcoming Activities

Wingding Family Fest
Saturday, May 21

Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society for a day of adventure, science, birding, hiking, and discovery! Play all day or just stay awhile! Learn about local birds, insects, and bats - their habitats and ecology.

May
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Wed, 5/4
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Spring at Pulgas Ridge Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.5
Sat, 5/7
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Ravenswood Open Space Preserve 1
Wed, 5/11
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike St. Joseph's Hill Preserve 4 - 6
Fri, 5/13
5:30pm to 10:30pm
Friggatriskaidekaphobia Cure Russian Ridge Preserve 5
Sat, 5/14
9:00am to 12:30pm
Borel Hill and Ancient Oaks Russian Ridge Preserve 4
Sat, 5/14
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Russian Ridge Preserve 1
Sat, 5/14
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Dusky-footed Woodrat and Friends Pulgas Ridge Preserve 5
Wed, 5/18
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Woods, Water, and Wildflowers Long Ridge Preserve 6
Thu, 5/19
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Redwood That Got Away El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 9
Fri, 5/20
10:00am to 2:00pm
Butterflies of Sierra Azul Sierra Azul Preserve 4
Sat, 5/21
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 1
Sat, 5/21
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Spring Evening Hike Windy Hill Preserve 4
Sun, 5/22
1:00pm to 4:30pm
California Buckeye in Spring Monte Bello Preserve 5
Wed, 5/25
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike II Russian Ridge Preserve 4-6
Sat, 5/28
10:00am to 1:00pm
Butterflies of Picchetti Ranch Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Sat, 5/28
10:00am to 2:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike for Families Los Trancos Preserve 3
Sun, 5/29
9:00am to 12:00pm
Spring Wild Stories Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4
Sun, 5/29
10:00am to 1:00pm
Banana Slug Redwood Ride Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 11
Mon, 5/30
8:15am to 1:00pm
30th Annual Hike the Open Spaces Monte Bello Preserve 2.5
August
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 8/20
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Ravenswood Open Space Preserve 1
Sat, 8/27
10:00am to 11:00am
Walk with a Doc Russian Ridge Preserve 1
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.