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

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
Sun, 9/23 7:45am to 1:30pm Umunhum Barlow Explorer Sierra Azul Preserve 5
Sun, 9/23 10:00am to 2:00pm Oaks of Monte Bello Monte Bello Preserve 3.5
Sun, 9/23 2:00pm to 6:00pm Literature, Lore, and Life Sciences Rancho San Antonio Preserve 6
Tue, 9/25 10:00am to 1:30pm Awe Hike Russian Ridge Preserve 4
Fri, 9/28 9:00am to 1:00pm Oath of the Oaks Monte Bello Preserve 3.5
Sat, 9/29 9:15am to 11:30pm History Ride Fremont Older Preserve 12
Sat, 9/29 10:00am to 12:30pm Ohlone Storytelling Skyline Ridge Preserve 2
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Wed, 10/3 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Bushes and Birds Monte Bello Preserve 4.0
Sat, 10/6 10:00am to 2:00pm Not My Fault Los Trancos Preserve 3
Sun, 10/7 7:45am to 1:45pm Umunhum Vistas Sierra Azul Preserve 4
Sun, 10/7 10:00am to 1:30pm Plant Communities and Adaptation Picchetti Ranch Preserve 4.5
Sun, 10/7 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Wed, 10/10 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike I Saratoga Gap Preserve 4-6
Thu, 10/11 8:00am to 11:30am Your Brain on a Hike Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Fri, 10/12 9:30am to 12:30pm Fremont Older:100 Years Ago Fremont Older Preserve 3.1
Sat, 10/13 10:00am to 1:30pm Ferns and Other Ancient Plants Monte Bello Preserve 3.2
Sat, 10/13 11:00am to 2:30pm A Place to Call Home Long Ridge Preserve 6
Tue, 10/16 9:00am to 12:00pm Autumn Wilderness Stories Long Ridge Preserve 3.4
Tue, 10/16 1:00pm to 4:00pm Signs of Fall Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4
Wed, 10/17 10:30am to 2:00pm Explorer Hike: Birding By the Bay Ravenswood Preserve 2
Thu, 10/18 10:00am to 3:00pm Relics of Ranching Long Ridge Preserve 11
Sat, 10/20 9:30am to 1:30pm All Things Bright and Beautiful Sierra Azul Preserve 5
Sat, 10/20 9:45am to 2:00pm Ohlone Medicine Long Ridge Preserve 5
Sat, 10/20 5:15pm to 10:30pm Nature at Night Monte Bello Preserve 3.2
Sun, 10/21 8:30am to 12:45pm Wonders of Cherry Springs Sierra Azul Preserve 3.1
Sun, 10/21 9:30am to 12:30pm Live Oaks and Acorn Maidens Monte Bello Preserve 4
Sun, 10/21 2:00pm to 4:30pm Astride the Sleeping Giant Los Trancos Preserve 2
Fri, 10/26 10:00am to 2:00pm Sweeping Views and Varied Landscape Fremont Older Preserve 5.5
Fri, 10/26 10:00am to 3:00pm Windy Hill Exploration Windy Hill Preserve 10
Sat, 10/27 1:00pm to 4:00pm Wandering and Writing in Nature Long Ridge Preserve 4.6
Title Preserve Miles Activities
Sat, 11/3 10:00am to 3:00pm Horses, History, and Views Skyline Ridge Preserve 9
Sat, 11/3 10:00am to 2:00pm Introductory Geocaching Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2.5
Sun, 11/4 2:00pm to 4:30pm Earthquake Hike Los Trancos Preserve 2
Tue, 11/6 1:00pm to 4:00pm Signs of Fall Pulgas Ridge Preserve 4.0
Wed, 11/7 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Autumn in La Honda La Honda Creek Preserve 4.0
Wed, 11/14 10:00am to 1:00pm Scenic Aerobic Hike I Monte Bello Preserve 4-6
Sat, 11/17 10:00am to 1:30pm Clues to Local History Long Ridge Preserve 4.6
Sat, 11/17 1:00pm to 3:30pm Ohlone Master Gardeners Skyline Ridge Preserve 1.2
Sun, 11/18 9:00am to 12:30pm Creature Feature 2.5
Sun, 11/18 2:00pm to 4:30pm Astride the Sleeping Giant Los Trancos Preserve 2
Mon, 11/19 9:00am to 2:30pm Pre-Thanksgiving Workout Sierra Azul Preserve 11
Wed, 11/21 10:30am to 2:30pm Explorer Hike: Annual Turkey Trot Rancho San Antonio Preserve 6
Sat, 11/24 10:00am to 1:30pm Plant Communities and Native People Skyline Ridge Preserve 4
Sun, 11/25 9:30am to 12:30pm The Music and Poetry of Nature Picchetti Ranch Preserve 3 miles


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.