Calendar of Events

First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes is a nation-wide program to encourage hiking on New Year's Day. Start a new tradition and join us!

December 2021

Dec 31
11:00p
End Date

First Day Midnight Countdown Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Come say goodbye to 2021 and ring in the new year from the top of our Scenic Overlook!
Dec 31
11:30p
End Date

First Day Hike – Midnight Hike

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

January 2022

Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hike, Self-Guided Wellness Walk

Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Join us on New Year's Day to celebrate wellness in nature.
Jan 1 End Date

First Day Hikes!

Pedernales Falls State Park
Take your first hike of the year in the beautiful hill country!
Jan 1
8:00a
End Date

First Day Hikes - Self-Guided

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a hike!
Jan 1
8:30a
End Date

First Day Hike-- Start it Right!

Estero Llano Grande State Park
Join us on our annual First Day Hike, a fun way to fulfill those New Year resolutions!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

1st Day Hike: Birding the Lakeshore

Tyler State Park
Start the New Year off right with a new walk and a new hobby.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Through the Heart of the Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self Guided

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike!

Cleburne State Park
Have you made your New Year's resolution? Life is Better Outside. Start the year off with a breath of fresh air! Come join us for a ranger-led hike to the beautiful and historic CCC Spillway!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike - Self-Guided

Hill Country State Natural Area
Start the year off with a hike in the hill country on New Year's Day.
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

Inks Lake State Park First Day Hike

Inks Lake State Park
Start the New Year off on the right "foot" and join a park ranger or volunteer for a First Day Hike!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Sea Rim State Park
Start your resolutions off right by joining us for a hike on the beach on the first day of the new year!
Jan 1
9:00a
End Date

First Day Hike 2022

Mother Neff State Park
Welcome 2022 by exploring the natural beauty of Mother Neff State Park and by learning about its historical significance.
Jan 1
9:30a
End Date

First Day Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Horse Ride to the Overlook

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Bring your horse and join us on a trail ride to the Overlook!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike at MTSP

Mission Tejas State Park
New Year, new you... same old ranger!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike: Dragonfly Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike! - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Start your New Year in the great outdoors! Reservations required. Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hikes - Easy Guided Ranger Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the New Year off with a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
10:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Start off the New Year with a hike in the park!
Jan 1
10:30a
End Date

First Day Hike

South Llano River State Park
Start off the new year with a park ranger for a hike through the pecan bottom down to Buck Lake.
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Overlook Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Grab your boots and join a ranger for a hike to the best view in the park!
Jan 1
11:00a
End Date

First Day Hike

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Ring in the NEW year on this OLD trail.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Short Scenic Loop

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike: North Onion Creek Trail

Lake Arrowhead State Park
Celebrate the New Year with a hike!
Jan 1
1:00p
End Date

First Day Hike - Bonham

Bonham State Park
Join us to walk off all those holiday treats.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

1st Day Hike: Hiking through the Pines

Tyler State Park
Discover the health benefits of the forest.
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

6th Annual Dino Dive

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Are you ready to jump into 2022 in the frigid Paluxy River? We are!
Jan 1
2:00p
End Date

First Day Hikes - Long Ranger Guided Hike

Lake Brownwood State Park
Start the new year off right by taking a guided ranger hike!
Jan 1
2:00p
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
2:30p
End Date

First Day Hike - Hill Country Heritage

Hill Country State Natural Area
Join a ranger for a guided hike on New Year's Day. Choose from three different hikes.
Jan 1
2:30p
End Date

Late Riser's Guided Summit Hike

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Join a park ranger or Master Naturalist as we hike to the top of Enchanted Rock.
Jan 1
4:00p
End Date

First Day Hike

Lake Tawakoni State Park
Kick off the new year with a hike through the woods with a ranger!