First Day Hikes

Celebrate the beginning of 2019 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park on Jan. 1, 2019. 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, click here.

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

Park/Historic Site

Meeting Location

Time

Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Visitor Center 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Natural Tunnel Trail Trailhead 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville Ozark Chinquapin Trail Trailhead 9 a.m. - Noon
Crowder State Park, Trenton Shelter 3 Parking Lot 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Cuivre River State Park, Troy Visitor Center 10 a.m. - Noon
Current River State Park, Salem Lodge 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence Painter Ridge Trail Trailhead 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Graham Cave State Park, Danville Lower Picnic Area Shelter House 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton Turkey Pen Hollow Trail Parking Lot 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve White Oaks Trail Parking Lot 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook Black River Center 6:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Katy Trail State Park, Rocheport Rocheport Trailhead 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser Bluestem Knoll Trail Tralhead 10 a.m. - NOon
Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville Park Office 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Meramec State Park, Sullivan Visitor Center Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Montauk State Park, Salem Stone CCC Shelter 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg Visitor Center Parking Lot 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Prairie State Park, Mindenmines Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Roaring River State Park, Cassville Devil's Kitchen Trail Trailhead 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville Spicebush Trail Parking Lot 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Don Robinson State Park, Cedar Hill Day-Use Area Restroom 10 a.m. - Noon
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Hike #1, Columbia Given when making reservations. 10 a.m. - Noon
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Hike #2, Columbia Given when making reservations. 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Hike #3, Columbia Given when making reservations. 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park Hike #4, Columbia Given when making reservations. 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Stockton State Park, Dadeville Umber Ridge Trail Trailhead 1 p.m.
Table Rock State Park, Branson White River Valley Trail Trailhead 1 10 a.m. - Noon
Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville Red Bud Trail Trailhead (on the hill by the lake) 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wallace State Park, Cameron Campground Showerhouse Parking Lot 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Washington State Park, De Soto Campground Host Site (Site #1) 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson East Dam Parking Lot 10 a.m. - Noon
Weston Bend State Park, Weston Weston Bluffs Trail Trailhead in Beverly 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Related Hike on Jan. 4
Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster Buteo Trail Trailhead 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

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