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First Day Hikes

Be a part of a national movement to get people into state parks!

Join Government Canyon State Natural Area Volunteers on either a hike or bike ride on the first day of the year. No matter which activity you choose, you will be able to boast being one of the First Visitors to enjoy the trails of Government Canyon in 2020.

Here are the available activities for 2020:

  • 9:00AM – 2PM   Hike Far Reaches/Twin Oaks Trails…about 9 miles round trip
  • 9:00AM – 1PM   Hike to Dino Tracks…about 5-6 miles round trip
  • 10:00AM – 1PM Hike Bluff Spurs Trail…about 3 miles round trip

Dino Tracks Hike open to all ages; Bluff Spurs hike open to ages 8 and above; Far Reaches hike open to ages 12 and above. All minors on hikes must be accompanied by an adult; each hike group size limited to the first 12 people who register. No pets please. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes for hiking over rough terrain; bring two liters of water and a snack per person. 

Reservations are required and may be made through noon on Dec. 31, 2019.  Sorry, no group reservations.  Reserve your spot online.  Please register each person individually. For information, email  Natural Area entrance fees apply. 210-688-9055.

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