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.

Full Winter Outdoor Activities Schedule

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
Wed, 12/12 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike I St. Joseph's Hill Preserve 4-6
Sat, 12/15 9:00am to 11:00am Fleas Navidad Dog Hike Pulgas Ridge Preserve 3
Sat, 12/15 9:00am to 12:00pm Diversity in Ecological Communities Windy Hill Preserve 4
Sun, 12/16 9:30am to 1:30pm Beyond Earthquakes Los Trancos Preserve 5
Sun, 12/16 10:00am to 2:00pm Hiking and Mindfulness Monte Bello Preserve 4.5
Sun, 12/16 12:30pm to 4:30pm Literature, Lore, and Life Sciences Rancho San Antonio Preserve 5
Tue, 12/18 1:00pm to 4:00pm Signs of Winter Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Wed, 12/19 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Late Autumn in the Redwoods El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 4
Fri, 12/21 10:00am to 1:30pm Winter Solstice Time Russian Ridge Preserve 3.5
Sun, 12/23 10:00am to 1:00pm Escape the Holiday Madness Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5
Tue, 12/25 10:00am to 1:00pm A Road Less Traveled Skyline Ridge Preserve 4
Mon, 12/31 9:00am to 3:00pm New Year's Eve Fun Sierra Azul Preserve 11
January
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Tue, 1/1 9:30am to 3:00pm Healthy New Year Resolution Monte Bello Preserve 11
Tue, 1/1 10:00am to 2:00pm A New Year in Nature! Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5
Wed, 1/2 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Something Old, Something New Russian Ridge Preserve 4
Fri, 1/4 10:00am to 1:30pm Big Birds - Little Birds Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area 3
Sun, 1/6 7:45am to 1:00pm Umunhum Vistas Sierra Azul Preserve 4
Sun, 1/6 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Tue, 1/8 9:30am to 12:30pm Monte Bello Serendipity Monte Bello Preserve 4
Wed, 1/9 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike I Rancho San Antonio Preserve 4-6
Sat, 1/12 9:30am to 1:30pm Tafoni Trek El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 5
Sun, 1/13 11:00am to 2:30pm Inside Stories of Plants Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 3
Wed, 1/16 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Winter Waterfowl Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area 4
Sun, 1/20 3:00pm to 10:00pm Sunset Hike and Lunar Eclipse Monte Bello Preserve 5
Tue, 1/22 1:00pm to 4:00pm Signs of Winter Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Sat, 1/26 9:00am to 4:30pm Fungal Fun Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 7
Sat, 1/26 9:30am to 2:00pm All Creatures Great and Small Russian Ridge Preserve 3
Sun, 1/27 7:45am to 1:15pm Umunhum Barlow Explorer Sierra Azul Preserve 5
Sun, 1/27 9:30am to 1:30pm Fetid Adder's Tongue? Pulgas Ridge Preserve 5
February
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 2/2 10:00am to 2:00pm A Most Special Place La Honda Creek Preserve 3
Sun, 2/3 1:00pm to 3:30pm Ohlone Past and Present Russian Ridge Preserve 1
Sun, 2/3 1:30pm to 4:00pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Tue, 2/5 10:00am to 3:00pm Chinese New Year Celebration El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 10
Wed, 2/6 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Wildflower Treasure Hunt Thornewood Preserve 4
Sat, 2/9 10:00am to 12:00pm Looking for Clues in Nature Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Sun, 2/10 10:30am to 12:00pm Introductory Geocaching Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.3
Tue, 2/12 1:00pm to 4:00pm Early Wildflowers and Scenic Views Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Wed, 2/13 10:00am to 1:00pm Health and Wellness Hike Monte Bello Preserve 4
Wed, 2/13 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike I Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4-6
Sun, 2/17 1:00pm to 4:30pm Wandering and Writing in Nature Long Ridge Preserve 4.6
Wed, 2/20 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: A Fault Runs Through It Los Trancos Preserve 3-4
Thu, 2/21 8:00am to 11:30am Your Brain on a Hike Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Thu, 2/21 9:30am to 2:00pm Who Stole My Meadow? Long Ridge Preserve 4
Sat, 2/23 9:45am to 12:00pm History Ride Fremont Older Preserve 12
Sat, 2/23 10:00am to 2:00pm Purisima Wet and Wild! Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5
Sun, 2/24 8:30am to 1:00pm Wonders of Cherry Springs Sierra Azul Preserve 3
Sun, 2/24 9:00am to 4:30pm Fungal Fun Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 7
Sun, 2/24 9:30am to 2:30pm Early Wildflowers at Windy Hill Windy Hill Preserve 7

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.