For the ninth year in a row, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is partnering with America’s State Parks to offer free guided First Day Hikes in state parks across Oregon on New Year’s Day.

The Crissey Field State Recreation hike

Hiking Area

Crissey Field State Recreation Site.

Hikers should register for the hike at the Oregon State Parks Store, http://bit.ly/ParkStoreEvents. The first 25 participants to register will receive a First Day Hike pin. Registration will help park staff plan for the hike and give park staff contact information should the hike be canceled because of weather or conditions.

  • Hike time 11 a.m.
  • Starting location at the Welcome Center.
  • Terrain and length of trail: Easy, one-mile hike on the soft surface Wetland Trail Loop.
  • Hike along the wetlands and hear how the mitigation process works. Learn about the sand dunes, and local plant and animal life.
  • Dogs must be on a six-foot leash.

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

For more details, call 541-469-0224.

Humbug Mountain State Park north of Gold Beach

Hikes Scheduled

Humbug Mountain State Park.

This year’s hike is limited to 30 participants. Registration—although not required—will help park staff plan for the hike and give park staff contact information should the hike be canceled because of weather or conditions.

  • Hike time is 10 a.m.
  • Starting location is the parking Lot at Humbug Mountain Trail Head
  • Terrain and length of trail is a moderate, six-mile hike
  • Hike is for participants 13 years and older.
  • Dogs are welcome on a 6-foot leash.

Due to terrain, no strollers or equipment are permitted. An alternative hike may be offered if weather prohibits hiking on the Humbug Mountain trail.

Participants should dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water as well as a camera or binoculars for wildlife viewing. Hikers can register for the hike at the Oregon State Parks Store, http://bit.ly/ParkStoreEvents.

Share photos of First Day Hikes via Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #ORfirstdayhikes or tagging “Oregon State Parks” on Facebook.

For more details, call 541-332-6774.

 

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