Calendar of Events

First Day Hikes

December 2017

Dec 31 End Date

Last Day Hike

Caddo Lake State Park
End 2017 on a positive note! Join us on a 1.5-mile morning hike along the Caddo Forest Trail.
Dec 31 End Date

Happy New Year! Black Light Hike at Midnight!

Fort Parker State Park
Take a New Year’s hike at midnight with a Fort Parker State Park Ranger! Visit the 1/2 mile Bur Oak Trail and see what you might with an awesome black-light!
Dec 31 End Date

New Year's Eve Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike into the New Year!
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Midnight Hike to Honey Creek

Guadalupe River State Park
Ring in the New Year naturally under towering cypress trees along the majestic Honey Creek.
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Campfire and First Day Night Hike

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Ranger Joel around a campfire to celebrate New Year's. We might get a chance to see some local fireworks displays! We will take a short "First Day" night hike after the campfire.
Dec 31 End Date

New Years Eve Midnight Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Ring in the New Year with us at McKinney Falls State Park.
Dec 31 End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight New Year Night Hike

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Welcome in the New Year and make a lifetime memory, outdoors! At Lake Mineral Wells State Park.
Dec 31 End Date

2018 Hoppin' John First Day Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Ring in the new year in a whole new way, and start the year off on the right foot… Literally! Come celebrate the start of 2018 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. We will meet at 11:30pm for a traditional New Year’s snack -- a black eyed pea soup called Hoppin' John, all made the old fashioned way in a Dutch Oven. We will count down the new year at midnight and then take the very first hike of 2018!

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Honey Creek Bird Walk

Guadalupe River State Park
Begin the year with a birding bang!
Jan 1 End Date

'Kick Off Your List' Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Start off 2018 with the birds!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Let's get outside and welcome the new year! The park is hosting two hikes, a 5.5-mile hike and a half-mile hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Ranger Run

Guadalupe River State Park
Join our Park Superintendent for a run through the park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Morning in the Prairie

Mother Neff State Park
Begin the New Year outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Morning in the Canyon

Mother Neff State Park
Begin the New Year outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

Primitive First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start the year off right with a hike on McKinney's primitive trails.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Falcon State Park

Falcon State Park
Get ready to enjoy the beauty of the state park’s natural resources with the comfort of an experienced guide. Kids and adults are welcome to get their hearts pumping and enjoy the beauty of Falcon State Park. We will hike a 2.6-mile loop starting at the Verdin Trail.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes and Mountain Bike Ride

Government Canyon State Natural Area
An event you won't want to miss!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Wyler Aerial Tramway
Let's start this new year with the right attitude and the right foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Pedernales Falls

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our ranger on a guided hike of the rock formations that give this park its name!
Jan 1 End Date

Hueco First Day Hikes

Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site
It is time for the Annual First Day Hikes!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Start the New Year off right with a morning hike and celebration refreshments!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Roundup Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Experience the parts of Enchanted Rock that most people don't see.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Bark in the Park Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Bring your pups on a hike.
Jan 1 End Date

Walk this Way at LBJ-2018 First Day Hike

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Start your New Year’s Resolutions off right with a short ranger-led hike at LBJ State Park and Historic Site.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a volunteer or park staff to start your new year off with nature.
Jan 1 End Date

New Year's Resolution Hike

Abilene State Park
The Resolution Hike is a ranger-guided “First Day” hike to help you start your year off in nature. You'll get to write New Year’s Resolutions inspired by nature during the 45-minute hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: River Trail and Buck Lake Hike - 10 am

South Llano River State Park
Join us for an easy morning walk along the River and Buck Lake!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Tails to Trails

Martin Creek Lake State Park
Bring your four-legged friend out to Martin Creek Lake State Park and join Ranger Nic for a 1-mile hike on the park’s island. Ring (or bark) in the new year with your pup while getting fresh air and exercise.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Blanco State Park
Join us for a New Year's Day hike!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lockhart State Park
Detox from holiday stress with a little help from nature!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Franklin Mountains State Park
Let's start the New Year’s resolutions off on the right hiking foot! Join us to work up a sweat and burn some calories while taking in the splendors of the Franklin Mountains State Park. We will be hiking along a scenic trail up to Mundy's Gap - a moderate/difficult hike.
Jan 1 End Date

Stepping Into the New Year on the Right Foot

Sea Rim State Park
Join us on our First Day Hike along the beach to start off the New Year. After the hike we will enjoy each others' company over warm black-eyed peas and cornbread.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
Start the New Year off on the right foot at Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

San Angelo State Park
Start the year off right by enjoying a hike because Life is Better Outside!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Start the year right with a guided walk and fresh air at Fort Richardson State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps - First Day Hike

Buescher State Park
Explore the lives of the men enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how their hard work and dedication can still be seen today at Buescher State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike for Winter Birds

Choke Canyon State Park - Calliham Unit
'Chirp' in the New Year with a hike to look for migrating birds and common winter residents!
Jan 1 End Date

Dino Dive and New Year's Celebration

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off with a splash!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Easy)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Start the New Year off by getting outside!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Run

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Get a running start for 2018!
Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Somerville State Park - Birch Creek Unit
Start the New Year where Life is Better – Outdoors. Join us for a First Day Hike on our Wilderness and Sunset trails. Examine how recent floods have impacted the lake and learn about early inhabitants of the area.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

New Year Hike

Meridian State Park
How will you start the New Year?
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Rusty's Roost - 10:30 AM

Colorado Bend State Park
Come out to Colorado Bend and start 2018 with a hike to a river overlook!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Palmetto State Park
Start the New Year off on the right foot with a First Day Hike at Palmetto State Park.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Jog

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Is nature part of your New Year's Resolutions?
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Bike Ride (Easy)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Ride into the New Year!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Hackenburg Loop Trail

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our ranger on a guided hike of Hackenburg Loop Trail. We’ll see the beautiful Pedernales River and local plant and animal life, and end at the Main Falls!
Jan 1 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
A New Year of treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Recover from the holiday by joining us for a First Day Hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Mountain Walk

Davis Mountains State Park
There's no time like the first day of the year to turn over a new leaf, so grab your hiking stick and let's climb up to the top of Skyline Drive! This trail is rocky, and will take us up to beautiful Keesey Canyon Overlook. There might be a surprise up there, but you'll have to join us to find out...
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

McKinney Falls State Park
Start the new year off with a hike at McKinney Falls State Park!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult RSVPs are welcome for chills and thrills on the first day of the new year!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
Start your year off on the right foot. Literally!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Dog Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take your four-legged canine friend on the trails!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Goliad State Park & Historic Site
Start your year off right by getting outside with this ranger guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike – Twin Falls Nature Trail

Pedernales Falls State Park
Join our ranger and our master naturalist on a guided hike of Twin Falls Trail. We’ll see beautiful scenery, diverse plant life, wildlife and the picturesque creek-fed waterfalls!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day "Precious Prairie" Hike

Cedar Hill State Park
Take a hike to start the year off right!
Jan 1 End Date

Huntsville's First Day Hikes!

Huntsville State Park
Join us for our First Day Hikes around Huntsville State Park. There will be multiple hikes to choose from.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike!

Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit
Make your New Year's resolution to get outside more!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Afternoon in the Prairie

Mother Neff State Park
Begin the New Year outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike - Afternoon in the Canyon

Mother Neff State Park
Begin the New Year outdoors!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Daingerfield State Park
Recover from the holiday by joining us for a First Day Hike on New Year's Day!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike: Hiking Through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1 End Date

How Parks Saved the Country - First Day Hike

Bastrop State Park
Join us for an afternoon of discovery as we jump into a time machine and explore how the Civilian Conservation Corps influenced the lives of people across the country!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start your New Year on a good foot!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Late Start Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Sleep in, then come on a hike with us!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Cleburne State Park
Here is your opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp cool air, with a guided hike from a park ranger.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike at Ike's

Eisenhower State Park
Jump start 2018 with a scenic hike to an inspiring viewpoint over Lake Texoma.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Walking Meditation

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Start the new year off with meditation instructor Cleo and find your zen!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Tower Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Blaze a trail and start your new year off on the right foot....or left foot.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike (Advanced)

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Celebrate the New Year by getting outside!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Footprints

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
The best part of hiking our trails is looking for signs of wildlife!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Nature Walk on Penn Farm

Cedar Hill State Park
Tour the farm on the first day of the year!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Start off the year right by hitting the trail with us!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Sunset Hike

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Come help us close out the first day of the new year in a most healthy and beautiful way: with a sunset hike in Palo Duro Canyon! This hike will take us out onto Triassic Mesa, one of the most scenic spots in the park. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the canyon and of the sun as it sets on day number one of 2018. This hike will be just over a mile in length over a mix of easy and moderate difficulty trail.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Night Hike

Brazos Bend State Park
Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Full Moon Hike

Government Canyon State Natural Area
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL
Jan 1 End Date

First Day State Park After Dark

Cedar Hill State Park
Spend the first evening of the year exploring!

January 2019

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2020

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2021

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.

January 2023

Jan 1 End Date

Start the New Year With a Lost Maples Hike!

Lost Maples State Natural Area
Your New Year's resolution to get outside and enjoy nature will get a great start on a First Day Hike at Lost Maples SNA. Choose your hike: a more family-oriented, short hike around the Maple Trail, or a more rigorous expedition on the East Trail, with the Scenic Overlooks.