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Opt Outside and Hike Your Pie Off!
Friday, November 27, 2020  |  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
4289 Casa Loma Rd, Morgan Hill

Join us for a self-guided family day in nature for you to appreciate time with your loved ones or enjoy a much-needed outdoor experience! Come to Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve and hike your pie off, or enjoy games, activities, and challenges that you and your family can participate in together. From self-guided birding to a variety of photography challenges, there will be no shortage of opportunities for family fun. Let the outdoor fun begin!


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About #OptOutside

Started by REI in 2015, the "Opt Outside" movement encourages people to reconnect in nature the day after Thanksgiving (instead of joining the Black Friday shopping masses). The Open Space Authority fully embraces #OptOutside and encourages you to do the same. Let’s all get outdoors for a walk, bike ride, or special day in nature!


This will be a safe, socially-distanced, and self-guided event!

During this time of COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of all preserve visitors and staff. Please observe ALL preserve rules and conditions, found below and on our website.

  • Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails: wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Carry a face mask or face covering that you can quickly and easily put on.
  • If you are feeling sick, stay home for your own health and the health of other preserve visitors.
  • Keep social distancing of at least six feet between people you do not live with, including staff and volunteers. Practice this to know what it looks like, and keep it as you walk, bike, or hike.
  • Do not gather in parking lots, at picnic tables, or on the trails. Staff will be patrolling preserves to direct visitors to spread out on the trails.
  • Share the trail and yield to others to maintain a safe distance, or follow the directional signs so everyone hikes the trail in the same direction. Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance, and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell, or horn.