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First Day Hikes 2014

150th AnniversaryIn 2014, California State Parks will commemorate our 150th Anniversary.  The first of our signature events will be the First Day Hikes, which take place every year on the first day of the year.

This year, there are thirty (33) parks hosting 40 different hikes, and one paddle event.  Visitors can enjoy hikes in the redwoods, the deserts and along the coast and beaches.  It's an event for the whole family that connects people to their parks through outdoor recreation, and encourages a healthy lifestyle. 

Visitors can take a paddle on a quiet lagoon and learn history about author Jack London, humorist/cowboy Will Rogers or about the first all-African American community in California. 

Click here for a list of the First Day Hikes

Click here for the news release

First Day Hikes 2014