First Day Hikes

Jan. 1, 2017

Celebrate the beginning of 2017 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. 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 link for more information about specific hikes.

Park/Historic Site Meeting Location Time
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood Alta Shelter parking lot 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson Visitor Center parking lot 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Natural Tunnel Trail trailhead 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville Ozark Chinquapin Trail trailhead 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Crowder State Park, Trenton Four hikes in various locations 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Cuivre River State Park, Troy Stone Shelter parking lot 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Current River State Park, Salem Float and Hike - float starts at Pulltite 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence Current River Trail trailhead 1:30 p.m.
Graham Cave State Park, Danville Two hikes, both meeting at the shelter house 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Natural Bridge Trail trailhead 2 p.m. -4 p.m.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton Lake area parking lot 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve Whispering Pine Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Katy Trail State Park, McBaine McBaine Trailhead 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster Two hikes, both meeting at the Visitor Center

Hike 1: Dec. 31, 11:30 p.m. - Midnight
Hike 2: Jan. 1, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Osage Beach Rocky Top Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville Allison Cemetery Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Meramec State Park, Sullivan Visitor Center Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Montauk State Park, Salem Stone Picnic Shelter 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg Visitor Center 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Pershing State Park, Laclede Campground showerhouse 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Prairie State Park, Mindenmines Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Roaring River State Park, Cassville Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville Lost Hill Trail trailhead 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia Five hikes on various trails 10 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Rock Island Spur, Windsor Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail trailhead, Windsor 11 a.m. - Noon
Stockton State Park, Dadeville Umber Ridge Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Table Rock State Park, Branson White River Valley Trail trailhead 1 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville Forest Lake Trail trailhead 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida Barefoot Sam Trail trailhead

Anytime between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Wallace State Park, Cameron Campground showerhouse parking lot 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Washington State Park, De Soto Thunderbird Lodge 1 p.m. - 3 p.m .
Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson East dam parking lot (near the campground) 10 a.m. - noon