First Day Hike

1/1/2024 | Rock Island Trail State Park

Celebrate Jan. 1, 2024, by taking a guided with the park superintendent. This 2-mile hike will allow participants to enjoy a partial section of the Katy and Rock Island trails in Windsor.

Hikers will have an opportunity to learn about the Rock Island Trail's creation and operations and will get to ask questions and possibly see some wildlife. At 1 p.m., participants will depart from the Katy Trail trailhead in Windsor (GPS coordinates for the trailhead: 38.535939, -93.524355).

The hike is free and open to the public, and the degree of difficulty will be easy, as both trails have a flat, packed gravel surface.

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

You can enjoy cold-weather hiking as long as you are prepared. You're encouraged to:

  • Wear a hat
  • Dress in layers
  • Cover your skin
  • Bring a snack
  • Keep your water warm
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Add heat with hand and toe warmers

Registration is required for this event. To register, click here and use the "Choose Date" box to find the "First Day Hike on the Rock" listing.

For more information about First Day Hikes, click here. If you have any questions about this event, please call the park office at 660-563-2463 or email This program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the Facebook event for updated information.

Hike Time: 1 p.m.
Meeting Location: Windsor Trailhead (Katy Trail Mile Marker 248)

Click here to see the event flyer.

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

Associated activities

  • Hiking