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.

Fall Outdoor Activities Schedule (September - November)

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.
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Thu, 9/19 9:30am to 3:00pm Reigning Riders Tour Russian Ridge Preserve 13
Fri, 9/20 5:45pm to 10:30pm Nature at Night Monte Bello Preserve 4
Sat, 9/21 9:30am to 12:00pm Ferns and Their Allies Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 2.2
Sun, 9/22 8:45am to 1:30pm Umunhum Vistas Sierra Azul Preserve 4
Sun, 9/22 10:00am to 12:30pm Ohlone Footsteps Skyline Ridge Preserve 2
Sun, 9/22 1:30pm to 4:00pm Introductory Geocaching Hike Skyline Ridge Preserve 2
Fri, 9/27 9:00am to 1:00pm Native Tree Expedition Long Ridge Preserve 4.5
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Wed, 10/2 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Fall into Fall Monte Bello Preserve 4.5
Sun, 10/6 10:30am to 3:15pm Redwood Oxygen Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5.2
Sun, 10/6 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Tue, 10/8 9:30am to 12:30pm Signs of Fall Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Wed, 10/9 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sat, 10/12 9:30am to 1:00pm Health and Wellness Hike Monte Bello Preserve 4.0
Sat, 10/12 1:30pm to 5:00pm Ferns & Other Ancient Plants Monte Bello Preserve 3.5
Sat, 10/12 4:00pm to 10:30pm East of the Sun and West of the Moon Monte Bello Preserve 5
Sun, 10/13 9:00am to 1:45pm Wonders of Cherry Springs Sierra Azul Preserve 3
Sun, 10/13 10:00am to 1:00pm Oak Trees and Acorn Maidens Monte Bello Preserve 4
Sun, 10/13 10:00am to 2:00pm Drop from the Top Ride Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 11
Wed, 10/16 9:30am to 1:30pm Hike! Hike! Hike! Long Ridge Preserve 9
Wed, 10/16 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Natural Wonders Windy Hill Preserve 4.5
Thu, 10/17 9:30am to 3:30pm Epic Equus Rancho San Antonio Preserve 14
Thu, 10/17 9:30am to 12:00pm Who Named the Trees? Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.0
Sat, 10/19 9:00am to 12:30pm Literature, Lore, and Life Sciences Rancho San Antonio Preserve 5
Sat, 10/19 10:00am to 1:00pm Introductory Geocaching Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Sun, 10/20 1:30pm to 5:00pm Wandering and Writing in Nature Long Ridge Preserve 4.6
Sat, 10/26 10:00am to 2:00pm Ohlone Medicine Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sun, 10/27 7:45am to 1:30pm Umunhum Barlow Explorer Sierra Azul Preserve 6
Sun, 10/27 10:00am to 2:00pm Autumn Exploration Russian Ridge Preserve 4
Sun, 10/27 1:00pm to 4:00pm Looking for Clues in Nature Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Wed, 10/30 10:00am to 2:00pm Galls of Fall Monte Bello Preserve 3.5
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Fri, 11/1 10:00am to 1:30pm Farm to Farm Skyline Ridge Preserve 5
Sat, 11/2 10:00am to 1:30pm Introductory Geocaching Hike Skyline Ridge Preserve 2
Sat, 11/2 10:00am to 1:00pm The Wallace Stegner Special Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sun, 11/3 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Tue, 11/5 9:30am to 12:30pm Signs of Fall Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Wed, 11/6 9:30am to 2:30pm Hike! Hike! Hike! Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 10
Wed, 11/6 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Autumn Amble La Honda Creek Preserve 4
Sun, 11/10 9:30am to 12:30pm Animal Architecture Picchetti Ranch Preserve 3
Mon, 11/11 10:00am to 1:00pm Skyline Explorers Skyline Ridge Preserve 4.5
Wed, 11/13 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike Skyline Ridge Preserve 5
Thu, 11/14 9:00am to 5:00pm Look Ma, No Reins Sierra Azul Preserve 19
Sun, 11/17 10:30am to 3:00pm Search for the Everlasting Picchetti Ranch Preserve 5
Sun, 11/17 1:00pm to 4:00pm Ohlone Wildland Wisdom Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.2
Wed, 11/20 9:30am to 2:00pm Transitions: Exploring Life Cycles El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve 5.5
Wed, 11/20 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Annual Turkey Trot Rancho San Antonio Preserve 5
Fri, 11/22 10:00am to 1:00pm Autumn Pleasures Long Ridge Preserve 4.5
Sat, 11/23 9:45am to 12:15pm Fremont Older History Ride Fremont Older Preserve 11
Fri, 11/29 10:00am to 1:30pm Throw off that Turkey Torpor Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5


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 Interpretation & Education Program Manager at (650) 691-1200 x536 to discuss in advance. Other arrangements may need to be considered for your group.