12/30/2020 to 1/3/2021 | St. Francois State Park | Bonne Terre, MO
Celebrate the new year with a hike and a chance to win a $25 Missouri State Parks gift card! This year, we will not be offering a guided hike, but would like to challenge you to hike any of our three trails, snap a picture, and post the picture to social media with the hashtag #MOFirstDayHikes. This First Day Hike Challenge runs from Dec. 30 to Jan. 3. You can enter each day for a chance to win a $25 Missouri State Parks gift card by visiting mostateparks.com/FirstDayHikes or scanning the QR code on the trailhead bulletin board.
Additionally, there will be a 3-mile loop of the Pike Run Trail with nature riddles and trivia to solve along the way. To reach the Pike Run Trailhead, cross the bridge at the ball field and follow the park road until you see a large gravel parking lot on your left. This large parking lot contains the trailhead. Look for the kiosk to start the 3-mile trail.
Event Times: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.