Docent-Led Outings

Our docent-led outings are a great way to experience Deer Creek Hills and other properties while learning something new about the land and its resources.  Our docents are trained and experienced in many different environmental areas.  See a current list of our outings in the Calendar section.


Take a telescope-guided tour through the galaxy!


Come learn about birds (or show off your bird nerd knowledge) on a guided birding hike.


Guided hikes focused on the unique plants and blooming wild flowers of the region.

Equestrian Rides

Bring your horse and saddle up for a tour of an oak woodland, through grasslands and across rivers.


Of quartz our geology hikes rock!


From native tribes through the gold rush and into modern history, learn more about Deer Creek Hills’ exciting past.

Mountain Bike

Explore a new trail every Monday night July-October.

Natural History

Gain a better understanding of the landscape, plants and wildlife that call this region home.


Learn about the insects that steward the open space life cycle!

Service Projects

Help maintain the preserve by helping with maintenance, invasive weed removal, and clean up projects.

Trail Running

Tour the property at a faster pace on a guided trail run.

Woodland Yoga

Relax, stretch, and decompress on a guided woodland yoga hike.

Event Host

Greet visitors, take photos and collect forms to assist staff.

Native Nursery

Help propagate and care for native plants in the nursery.

Safety Training

First aid and safety trainings.

Community Events

Represent SVC at community events.

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