About the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Docent-led Activities

Enjoy the many free Outdoor 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.

For all activities, heavy rain at the activity location will cancel that activity. In the event of light rain or the threat of rain, the docent will make the decision at the designated meeting time and location.

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06/02/2015 Nature's Garden in Spring 10:00  am Monte Bello Moderate Hike
06/03/2015 Explorer Hike: Lower Windy Hill 10:30  am Windy Hill Moderate Hike
06/06/2015 From Pond to Pond 9:00  am Skyline Ridge Moderate Hike
06/06/2015 Reservation Required Climbing the Flanks of Mt. Umunhum 10:00  am Sierra Azul Intermediate Mtn. Bike Ride
06/06/2015 Ohlone Medicine 10:00  am Long Ridge Moderate Hike
06/06/2015 Reservation Required In the Glow of the Night 5:45  pm Monte Bello
06/07/2015 Jonathan Livingston Seagull 10:00  am Skyline Ridge Moderate Hike
06/07/2015 Earthquake Walk 2:00  pm Los Trancos Easy Hike
06/09/2015 A Sense of Community at ECdMC 9:30  am El Corte de Madera Creek Moderate Hike
06/10/2015 Scenic Aerobic Hike 10:00  am Pulgas Ridge Moderate Hike
06/13/2015 Insect Exploration Hike 10:00  am Monte Bello Easy Hike
06/13/2015 Search for the Everlasting 10:30  am Picchetti Ranch Moderate Hike
06/13/2015 Reservation Required Dusky-footed Woodrat and Friends 5:45  pm Pulgas Ridge Moderate Hike
06/14/2015 What Makes it Chaparral? 2:30  pm Pulgas Ridge Easy Hike
06/17/2015 El Corte de Madera Creek Tour 10:00  am El Corte de Madera Creek Strenuous Hike
06/17/2015 Explorer Hike: Late Bloomers 10:30  am Coal Creek Moderate Hike
06/20/2015 Monte Bello Hills Ride 9:00  am Monte Bello Advanced Mtn. Bike Ride
06/20/2015 Reservation Required Nature at Night 5:00  pm Pulgas Ridge Moderate Hike
06/24/2015 Morning on the Mountain 9:00  am Purisima Creek Redwoods Strenuous Hike
06/26/2015 Hide and Seek 9:30  am Los Trancos Moderate Hike
06/27/2015 Reservation Required Exploring Teague Hill 9:00  am Teague Hill Strenuous Hike
06/28/2015 Reservation Required Introductory Geocaching for Families 10:00  am Skyline Ridge Easy Hike

SPRING (March, April, May)

Full Outdoor Activities Listing and Schedule

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Special note:

If you have a group of 4 or more people who would like to attend a docent-led activity listed in Outdoor Activities, please contact the Docent Programs Coordinator at (650) 691-1200 to discuss in advance. Other arrangements may need to be considered for your group.

Additional Information

Reservations are required for certain activities. Reservations for a given activity are only accepted within the two-week time period prior to the activity date. The maximum number of people allowed for a group reservation is four (4) people. The online reservation forms activate in the individual listings two weeks prior to the date of the activity.

--Emails and voicemails regarding activities are not monitored after hours or over the weekends, but will be processed the next business day.

--If your plans have changed after you have made a reservation and you are no longer able to attend, please let us know so that we can release your reservation to someone else.

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Easy Hike Easy Hike
Moderate Hike Moderate Hike
Strenuous Hike Strenuous Hike
Easy Nature Ride Easy Nature Ride
Intro Bike Ride Intro Mtn. Bike Ride
Intermediate Bike Ride Intermed Mtn. Bike Ride
Adv Bike Ride Adv Mtn. Bike Ride
Kids Kids
Reservations Required Reservations Required

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