First Day Hikes

Celebrate the beginning of 2018 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park on Jan. 1, 2018. 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. Click here to read the news release.

*These hikes have been cancelled due to the expected cold temperatures.

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
*Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock Visitor Center
CANCELLED
*Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood Alta Shelter parking lot
Cancelled
Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson Mudlick Trail trailhead 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon Savanna Ridge/Natural Tunnel trailhead
Cancelled
*Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville Ozark Chinquapin Trail trailhead
CANCELLED
*Crowder State Park, Trenton Two hikes in various locations
CANCELLED
*Cuivre River State Park, Troy Beach parking lot
CANCELLED
Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence Painter's Ridge Trail trailhead 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
*Graham Cave State Park, Danville Lower Picnic Area shelter house
CANCELLED
Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer Information kiosk next to parking lot 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton Lower Castle Parking Lot
Cancelled
Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve White Oaks Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Katy Trail State Park, Rocheport Rocheport Trailhead 10:30 a.m. - Noon
*Katy Trail State Park, Windsor Windsor Trailhead
CANCELLED
*Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster Visitor Center
CANCELLED
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Linn Creek Ozark Caverns 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville Asher Creek Trail trailhead 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial Picnic area off Seckman Road
Cancelled
Meramec State Park, Sullivan Visitor Center 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Montauk State Park, Salem Stone Picnic Shelter 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
*Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg Visitor Center parking lot
Cancelled
Prairie State Park, Mindenmines Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Roaring River State Park, Cassville Devil's Kitchen Trail trailhead
CANCELLED
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville Spice Bush Trail trailhead 11 a.m. - Noon
*Don Robinson State Park, Cedar Hill Restrooms in the day-use area
Cancelled

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia
*Coyote Bluff Hike
*Gans Creek Hike
*Deer Run Hike
Sinkhole and Devil's Icebox Hike

Call for meeting location
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
CANCELLED
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre
*Stroller Hike
Swimming Deer Trail


Ball Field Playground
Campground


Cancelled
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Joe State Park, Park Hills Blankshire Trail trailhead 10 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
Cancelled
*Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida Barefoot Sam Trail trailhead
Cancelled
*Van Meter State Park, Miami Earthworks Trail trailhead
CANCELLED
*Wallace State Park, Cameron Campground showerhouse parking lot
Cancelled
Washington State Park, De Soto Campground showerhouse 1 p.m. - 3 p.m .
*Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site, Lawson East Dam Parking Lot
CANCELLED

 

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