Jump feet first into 2012 with a guided hike! (2011)

Free day-use parking Jan. 1 at participating parks

America's State Parks, First Day Hikes

Join Oregon State Park rangers and volunteers for a guided hike New Year’s Day. Day-use parking is free for all park visitors at Fort Stevens, Cape Lookout, Stub Stewart and Smith Rock for Jan. 1 only.

First Day Hikes are sponsored by America’s State Parks in all 50 states.

Fort Stevens (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Meet at noon at the Fort Stevens military museum.
  • This family friendly guided hike is a 1-mile round trip along the Columbia River.

Oswald West (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Two hikes. Meet at 9 a.m or 11 a.m at the information kiosk in the north parking lot.
  • 11 a.m. hike will visit the tide pools.

Cape Lookout (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Meet at noon at the Cape Lookout trailhead parking lot.
  • A moderate 5-mile round trip out the scenic cape trail.

Stub Stewart (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Meet at 1 p.m. at the Hilltop day-use area.
  • Family friendly 1.5- mile round trip, with opportunities for longer treks.

Luckiamute Landing (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Meet at 10 a.m. at the Luckiamute north trailhead.
  • A flat 3-mile hike along the Willamette River passing through riparian forest restoration areas, mature gallery forests and along open fields.

Smith Rock (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Self-guided hikes 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Trail information available at the Welcome Center.

Pilot Butte (park info, map & driving directions)

  • Meet at 11 a.m. at the picnic shelter north of the parking lot on the east side of the park.
  • Trail is considered “unmaintained” so surface may be slick; shoe traction devices are recommended.
Oswald West State Park

Oswald West State Park

Posted on December 28, 2011, in event, Oregon State Park trails, state parks and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love great info from the parks dept. about activities like those mentioned in this newsletter.
    Unfortunately it’s of no use when it is sent at 10:26 pm on the day of the events.

    I’ve noticed previous notices being sent after the fact. It’s a shame there’s this great way to communicate with parks lovers, and yet the newsletters are not sent in a timely manner.
    I look forward to an improvement on the delivery dates.

    • Have you checked your subscription delivery settings? We published the story on Dec. 28. You can change your subscription settings so you can receive the Go Guide as soon as it is published. Just follow the Subscription Management link (on the bottom of a “Go Guide” e-mail). In the browser window, look for the Delivery Frequency dropdown menu. Set the delivery frequency to daily. At the top of the page, select the Settings link and select the time of day you want the e-mail delivered. You will only receive an e-mail when a Go Guide is published.

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