First Day Hikes in Texas State Parks
Start a tradition on New Year’s Day 2013 by starting the year off on the right foot, the left foot, any foot — take a First Day Hike in a state park near you! Find a hike in the “Hikes & Walks” section of our Calendar of Events.
The First Day Hikes vary in difficulty and fitness levels, and range from short, leisurely nature walks through forested trails and along boardwalks, to special bird watching hikes, to climbs into the mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert. Most all hikes are guided by state park staff and volunteers and feature an interpretive message about native plants, animals or park history. The walks average one to two miles in length, but many also offer shorter or longer trek options as well. There’s something for everyone!
In the Houston Area:
Brazos Bend State Park – Meet at the park’s Nature Center at 10:00 am .
Sheldon Lake State Park
Meet at the Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center at 11:00 am.