First Day Hikes are back for 2016 (2015)

Free parking at participating parks Jan. 1

Free guided First Day Hikes are set for 27 state parks on New Year’s Day. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. The usual $5 day-use parking fee is waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only.

If you go

Dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water as well as a camera or binoculars for wildlife viewing.

This year, OPRD is asking participants to share photos of their First Day Hike via social media by using the hashtag #ORfirstdayhikes Twitter and Instagram or tagging “Oregon State Parks” on Facebook. Images can also be e-mailed to

The hikes

Luckiamute State Natural Area

Luckiamute State Natural Area

Click on the links below for more information about the hike at each park.


Columbia  Gorge

Willamette Valley/Cascades

Southern Oregon


Hat Rock State Park

Hat Rock State Park

Eastern/Central Oregon

Posted on December 21, 2015, in event, Oregon State Park trails, state parks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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