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First Day Hike on Grassland Trail

1/1/2023 | Rock Bridge Memorial State Park | Columbia, MO

Join on us New Year's Day to hike and look for birds along Grassland Trail. This area provides views of a restored prairie, open sky and sinkholes. Members of the Columbia Audubon Society will lead this 2-mile hike with the plan to look in the mixed grassland, shrub, and forest-edge habitats for sparrows, raptors, and any other fauna or flora of interest. This will be a fairly easy hike with a leisurely pace along relatively flat terrain.

Around dusk, hike leaders will return to the parking lot for an optional extra half-hour of watching and listening for a last pulse of daytime bird activity, as well as possible evening birds, including owls. This is also a good opportunity to watch the sun go down on the first day of the new year.

This event is for ages 8 and up. We prefer that dogs do not join us. Participants should bring drinking water, dress for the weather, and wear shoes suitable for muddy or snowy conditions.

This event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. You will receive information on the meeting location after you make your reservation.

To make a reservation, click here and search for activities at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

For more information or to check the status of the hike, call 573-449-7402 or 573-449-7400.

Hike time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meeting location: will be provided upon registration

First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks. Click here to view more First Day Hikes at Missouri State Parks.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is located at:

5901 S. Highway 163, Columbia, MO | 573-449-7402

Associated activities

  • Hiking