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 Summer Outdoor Activities Schedule (June - August)

Summer Schedule at a Glance (June - August)

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, 7/18 9:00am to 12:00pm Signs of Summer Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Sat, 7/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Morning Serendipity Monte Bello Preserve 4
Sat, 7/20 8:30pm to 11:30pm Moth Night I Monte Bello Preserve 0
Sat, 7/27 9:30am to 11:45am CANCELLED - Birds of the Bayside Ravenswood Preserve 2.4
Sat, 7/27 8:30pm to 11:30pm Moth Night II Monte Bello Preserve 0
Sun, 7/28 10:00am to 3:00pm View from the Ridge Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sun, 7/28 10:00am to 2:00pm Hiking and Mindfulness Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 4.8
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sun, 8/4 10:30am to 2:30pm Redwood Oxygen Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 5.3
Sun, 8/4 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Wed, 8/7 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: New Horizons Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 5
Thu, 8/8 9:00am to 12:00pm Signs of Summer Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.25
Sat, 8/10 2:00pm to 5:00pm Jaunting with Giants Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 4-5
Wed, 8/14 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve 4-6
Sun, 8/18 10:00am to 2:00pm Hiking and Mindfulness Monte Bello Preserve 4.5
Thu, 8/22 9:30am to 3:30pm Three Preserve Tour Skyline Ridge Preserve 14
Fri, 8/23 9:30am to 1:30pm Enchanting Purisima Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve 4.6
Sat, 8/24 5:00pm to 10:30pm Arachnophilia! Monte Bello Preserve 4
Sun, 8/25 6:15pm to 8:45pm Bats of Alpine Pond Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.5
Fri, 8/30 10:00am to 2:00pm Sweet Smells of Summer 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.