First Day Hike - Gans Creek - Cancelled

1/1/2018 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO

This hike has been cancelled due to the forecasted cold temperatures.

Hike trails in the Gans Creek Wild Area (moderate, 2.25 miles). Hike a dry section of Gans Creek (weather dependent) with towering bluffs above you and reach the top of Shooting Star Bluff for a scenic view. Learn about how geology affects plants and animals and hear readings from a diary of a young man who lived on this land in 1891.  

This event is free. Reservations are required because space is limited. When you call 573-449-7400, you will be given driving directions to the meeting location. Reservations for First Day Hikes at Rock Bridge can be made now through 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, but will not be taken on Dec. 30, 31 or Jan. 1.

Not recommended for children four and under unless carried by an adult. Prefer no dogs. Not stroller accessible. Footwear should be sturdy and preferably water resistant. To find out if canceled, call 573-449-7400.

Hike time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Will be disclosed when you call to make a reservation

This hike is part of a national First Day Hikes initiative by America's State Parks. For more information and a list of other First Day Hikes in Missouri State Parks, click here.

5901 South Highway 163, Columbia, MO | (573) 449-7402

Associated activities

  • Hiking