First Day Hikes

Celebrate the beginning of 2014 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information, visit www.americasstateparks.org. Click here to read the news release.

You have 45 First Day Hikes to choose from in Missouri State Parks. Click on the park name for more information about specific hikes.

Hike # Park/Historic Site Meeting Location Time
1 Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Visitor center parking lot 10 a.m.
2 Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Revere Historic site office 10 a.m.
3 Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington Battlefield entrance 9 a.m.
4 Big Oak Tree State Park, East Prairie Day-use picnic area 10 a.m.
5 Crowder State Park, Trenton Shelter 3 parking lot 1 p.m.
6 Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood Alta shelter parking lot 2 p.m.
7 Graham Cave State Park, Danville Park office 10 a.m.
8 Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Parking lot 1 p.m.
9 Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton Colosseum Trail Trailhead 1 p.m.
10 Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve Whispering Pines Trail trailhead 10 a.m.
11 Katy Trail State Park, West Section Boonville trailhead (mile marker 191.8) 1 p.m.
12 Katy Trail State Park, Midwest Section McBaine Trailhead on Route K 1:15 p.m.
13 Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster Visitor center 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
14 Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser Entrance to the campground 10 a.m.
15 Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville Amphitheater 1 p.m.
16 Mark Twain State Park, Florida First showerhouse in the campground 1 p.m.
17 Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial Picnic area 7:15 a.m.
18 Meramec State Park, Sullivan Visitor center 10:30 a.m.
19 Montauk State Park, Salem Civilian Conservation Corps Stone Shelter 2 p.m.
20 Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg Deer Run Trail trailhead 12:30 p.m.
21 Pershing State Park, Laclede Cambria Iron Bridge parking lot 10 a.m.
22 Pomme de Terre State Park, Hermitage Hermitage area showerhouse 10 a.m.
23 Prairie State Park, Mindenmines Nature center 10 a.m.
24 Roaring River State Park, Cassville Devil's Kitchen Trail trailhead 10 a.m.
25 Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia Devil's Icebox Trail parking lot 1 p.m.
26 Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia Devil's Icebox Trail parking lot 1:30 p.m.
27 Route 66 State Park, Eureka Inner Loop Trail trailhead parking lot 1 p.m.
28 Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson Visitor center parking lot 2:30 p.m.
29 St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre Mooner's Hollow Trail trailhead 1 p.m.
30 St. Joe State Park, Park Hills Blankshire Trailhead on Pimville Road 10 a.m.
31 Stockton State Park, Dadeville Umber Ridge Trail trailhead 1 p.m.
32 Table Rock State Park, Branson White River Valley Trail trailhead 1 1 p.m.
33 Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville Thousand Hills Trail trailhead 2 p.m.
34 Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson Lake Boutin Beach parking lot 1:30 p.m.
35 Van Meter State Park, Miami Large shelterhouse 10 a.m.
36 Wakonda State Park, La Grange Agate Lake parking lot 1 p.m.
37 Wallace State Park, Cameron Open shelter by the laek 10 a.m.
38 Washington State Park, De Soto Parking lot at Thunderbird Lodge 10 a.m.
39 Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson East dam parking lot - near campground 10 a.m.
40 Weston Bend State Park, Weston North Ridge/Bluff Trail parking lot 10 a.m.
41 Cuivre River State Park, Troy Park visitor center 1 p.m.
42 Long Branch State Park, Macon North Shelter 10 a.m.
43 Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Natural Tunnel Trail trailhead 9:45 a.m.
44 Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Bennett Spring Nature Center 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
45 Castlewood State Park, Ballwin First parkling lot on the right past the railroad tracks 9 a.m.

 

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