First Day Hike

1/1/2022 | Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park | Middle Brook, MO

Is your 2022 New Year’s resolution to get out and hike more? What better place to start than Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park? Join us for our annual First Day Hike on the 2-mile Horseshoe Glade Trail. On this moderately difficult hike, you will witness one of the best views in the park. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes, dress warmly in layers, and bring plenty of water and snacks.

We will start the morning off with free doughnuts and coffee at the Black River Center at 9 a.m. The guided hike will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Shut-Ins Trailhead by the River Store.

This event is free and open to all ages. Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

Be sure to register online by Dec. 27. Registration is required, and a signup link will be available here:

For more information or to check the status of the hike, contact the park naturalist at 573-546-2450, ext. 1003.

Event Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Meeting Location: Black River Center

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks, and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park is located at:

148 Taum Sauk Trail, Middle Brook, MO | 573-546-2450

Associated activities

  • Hiking