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First Day Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Hikes

9:00a to 3:00p
Sun, January 01, 2023
Josie Gunter
(361) 547-2635

Spend the first day of 2023 exploring our trails at your own pace.

Texas State Parks centennial logoGet your curiosity out for this first-of-the-year scavenger hunt bonanza!

Start at the Old Pavilion to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet. You must find all items on your scavenger hunt sheet and take a picture of them. Show your pictures to the ranger or volunteer at the Old Pavilion when you return from your hunt to receive a First Day Hike sticker! There are three levels (different ways to participate) this year.

  • Level 1 – travel down the short Kiskadee Trail into the Birding Area and back. The scavenger hunt has 5 items.
  • Level 2 – travel down Longhorn Trail and back for a total of 1.2 miles. The scavenger hunt has 10 items.
  • Level 3 – travel down Longhorn Trail, the connector trail, Catfish Point Trail, and then back the way you came for a total hike length of approximately 2.5 miles. The scavenger hunt has 15 items.

Meet: At the Old Pavilion.

Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, water, sun protection, a camera or phone with a camera, and clothing for the weather. If you do not have a camera or do not want to use one, bring a writing utensil or crayons to draw what you see instead! 

Cost: Free with a park entrance pass. Entrance passes are $5 for each person 13 years or older and free for each person 12 years or younger.


  • All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This program is weather-dependent, and programs are subject to changes or cancellations. Call the park for the most up-to-date information. 
  • If you would like to reserve our all-terrain wheelchair for this program, please send us an email.

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