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Self-Guided First Day Hike

8:30a to 5:00p
Sun, January 01, 2023
Sara Rock
(361) 463-0764

Ring in 2023 with a self-guided one-mile hike on the Turks Cap Trail. Swing by headquarters for trail information and supplemental guides.

State Parks Centennial logoJoin in a long-standing tradition happening throughout the nation and take a hike on New Year's Day.

Stop at headquarters for trail information and family-friendly self-guided activity guides. After completing your hike, check back in at headquarters to receive the ultimate bragging rights: your First Day Hike sticker!

When: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Any time between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Check in at headquarters, then hit the Turks Cap Trail.

What to expect: An easy, self-paced, one-mile hike featuring uneven terrain with minimal incline.

Bring: comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, drinking water, and a face covering.

Cost: Park entrance is $5 per person (children 12 & under are always FREE). Important! To guarantee park entrance, we strongly suggest that you reserve your park day pass ahead of time. You can do this up to 30 days in advance with your credit card, or for free with your Annual Texas State Park Pass. Check availability and reserve a day pass online.