First Day Hikes

Start the year off on the right foot, the left foot, or any foot -- find a First Day Hike in a state park near you on New Year's Day!

This year we are encouraging self-guided hikes. First Day Self-guided Hikes vary from short, leisurely nature walks through forested trails and along boardwalks to climbs into the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert. You choose the hike that's right for you!

Many parks will have tables set up with hike information and maps. After your hike, stop back by the table so we can record your hike and you can collect a memento of your visit.