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.

Spring Outdoor Activities Schedule (March - May)

Spring Activities 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.

Fremont Older House Tours are not being offered in 2020. Please make a note to check next year for availability of tours.

Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 5/2 10:00am to 1:30pm Ferns and Other Ancient Plants Monte Bello Preserve 3.2
Sun, 5/3 10:00am to 2:30pm Wonders of Cherry Springs Sierra Azul Preserve 3
Sun, 5/3 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Wed, 5/6 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Stephens Creek? Monte Bello Preserve 5
Fri, 5/8 9:00am to 12:00pm Signs of Spring Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Sat, 5/9 1:00pm to 4:00pm Ohlone Wilderness Wisdom Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.5
Sun, 5/10 11:00am to 3:00pm Let's Go Mindego! Russian Ridge Preserve 4.5
Wed, 5/13 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike Russian Ridge Preserve 6
Fri, 5/15 10:00am to 2:00pm Listening to Nature Skyline Ridge Preserve 3.5
Sat, 5/16 10:00am to 1:00pm Hiking and Mindfulness Long Ridge Preserve 2.5
Sat, 5/16 2:30pm to 4:30pm Trail Run: Mindego Views Russian Ridge Preserve 4.6
Sun, 5/17 10:00am to 1:00pm Butterflies of Picchetti Ranch Picchetti Ranch Preserve 2.5
Sun, 5/17 2:00pm to 5:00pm Astride the Sleeping Giant Los Trancos Preserve 2
Sun, 5/17 5:00pm to 7:30pm Spring Sunset on Mindego Hill Russian Ridge Preserve 4
Wed, 5/20 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Watershed Wonders Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5
Sat, 5/23 10:30am to 12:30pm Introduction to Geocaching Los Trancos Preserve 2.5
Sun, 5/24 6:00pm to 10:30pm Dinner on the Deck Russian Ridge Preserve 5
Mon, 5/25 8:30am to 12:45pm 34th Annual - Hike the Open Spaces Monte Bello Preserve 3
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 6/6 3:30pm to 7:00pm Wonders of Cherry Springs Sierra Azul Preserve 3


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.