Celebrate the beginning of 2013 by taking a guided hike in a Missouri state park. Start a new tradition with your friends and family as you get some healthy exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. First Day Hikes are promoted by America’s State Parks and you will be joining hikers from all 50 states. For more information, visit www.americasstateparks.org.
Twelve Missouri state parks are offering First Day Hikes. Click on the park name for more information about specific hikes.
|Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood||Alta Shelter Parking Lot||1 p.m.|
|Crowder State Park, Trenton||Red Bud Trail trailhead in the special-use area||1 p.m.|
|Graham Cave State Park, Danville||Park office||Noon|
|Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer||Parking lot||1 p.m.|
|Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster||Park visitor center||10 a.m.|
|Montauk State Park, Salem||Montauk Lake Trail trailhead||9 a.m.|
|Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg||Hermitage area campground showerhouse||10 a.m.|
|Prairie State Park, Mindenmines||Nature center||1 p.m.|
|Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia||
Playground parking lot
|11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.|
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
|Stockton State Park, Dadeville||Umber Ridge Trail trailhead||1 p.m.|
|Van Meter State Park, Miami||Large shelter house parking lot||10 a.m.|
|Washington State Park, De Soto||Thunderbird Lodge||10 a.m.|