Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

We offer these outings for people who wish to enjoy the diverse natural wonders of Marin County. These outings are free of charge and no registration is required. Come to learn, or come to share what you know about the plants, animals, and wild places of this unique and beautiful county. Bring a lunch if you plan to stay all day (you don’t have to stay for the entire walk) and always remember to pack plenty of water. Heavy rain, high wind, and/or high fire danger may cancel outings. To find out if an outing is cancelled, call (415) 893-9527 on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message. We request that no dogs or other animals (except service animals) attend Naturalist outings.

Naturalist Outings

Naturalist Walks Detail

These walks cover a variety of topics; some are quite specific, others are more general, but we never fail to take a moment to marvel at whatever natural wonders we encounter. Binoculars, a pocket sized magnifying lens, and your favorite field guide(s) are recommended for all walks. Most of the walks included in this schedule are moderately paced and cover less than five miles; walks that are longer or more strenuous are noted in the descriptions.

Naturalist Outings Calendar

Family Outings

Family Walks Detail

Our family walks are intended for families that want to explore nature together. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, or any other inquisitive youngsters in your life who would appreciate a deeper connection to nature. These programs aren’t formal—no lectures or lesson plans. We set out to search for natural wonders and share what we find with one another.

Family Outings Calendar

If you have questions or desire additional information, contact Interpretive Naturalist David Herlocker at (415) 893-9508.