Public ToursThere are a limited number of tours conducted each year. Priority is given to groups that are most closely aligned with the Preserve's mission "to contribute to the understanding of the Earth's natural systems through research, education, and protection of the Preserve's resources."
Tours are docent-led by appointment from October 1 through May 31. Tours are conducted Friday-Sunday, generally, mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.
During the spring months of March and April, appointments for wildflower tours are scheduled Thursday-Sunday, also for mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon.
Tour appointments must be scheduled well in advance. Children under 14 are not permitted, though infants in backpacks are permitted. Tours typically involve 2 to 2.5 hours of walking on hilly terrain.
For general information or to request a public tour, please contact:
To request an academic or class tour, please contact:
Alternative Parks and Open SpacesStanford Campus nature walk
A self-guiding podcast tour of plants, animals, and science art on the Stanford Campus. Click here to start.
Nearby Huddart Park, operated by the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Division (http://www.eparks.net), is a great place for picnics and retreats and has many of the same vegetation communities as Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.
Edgewood Park, also operated by the SMC Parks and Recreation Division, provides wildflower walks and bird walks led by members of the Friends of Edgewood Park (http://www.friendsofedgewood.org). Reservations are not required for groups of less than 10 people for these walks.
Events at Jasper RidgeIf your organization is interested in using the facilities of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve as a venue for an event or retreat, please review our Events Protocol.