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.

Download Winter Outdoor Activities Schedule

Download Winter 2015 Activities at a Glance Chart

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.

Other Upcoming Activities

Fremont Older House and Garden Tours - Sunday, April 24
(reservations required and open on March 25)

Wingding Family Fest - Saturday, May 21

Title Preserve Miles Activities
Monday, February 15, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue Picchetti Ranch Preserve 5
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Explore the Interior Rancho San Antonio Preserve 8
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
10:30am to 2:30pm
Explorer Hike: Wildflower Treasure Hunt Thornewood Preserve 4
Saturday, February 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Introductory Geocaching Hike for Families Skyline Ridge Preserve 2.5
Saturday, February 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Step Back In Time to Discover the History Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 1-2
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:45pm
Signs of Spring Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.5
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Scenic Aerobic Hike Monte Bello Preserve 4-6
Friday, February 26, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
M&M’s - Manzanitas and Madrones St. Joseph's Hill Preserve 3.4
Saturday, February 27, 2016 -
9:45am to 12:00pm
Fremont Older History Ride Fremont Older Preserve 11
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm
Night on Froggy Hill La Honda Creek Preserve 6


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.