First Day Hikes, get Outdoors on January 1st!
Kick off 2017 with a winter hike in an Iowa State Park!

Join others around the country participating in America's State Parks First Day Hikes, January 1, 2017.

Detailed information (time, meeting places, length of hike, etc) can be found by scrolling down and choosing a hike.

First Day Hikes Map, Iowa
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Iowa's First Day Hikes
NORTHWEST

1) Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
2) McIntosh Woods State Park 
3) Brushy Creek State Rec Area
4) Dolliver Memorial State Park 
5) Stone State Park
6) Lewis and Clark State Park
7) Ledges State Park
8) Springbrook State Park (CEC)
9) Prairie Rose State Park 

SOUTHWEST
10) Wilson Island State Rec Area
11) Waubonsie State Park
12) Lake Anita State park
13) Green Valley State Park

SOUTHEAST
14) Walnut Woods State Park
15) Honey Creek State Park
16) Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
17) Lake Darling State Park

NORTHEAST
18) Lake Macbride State Park
19) Pleasant Creek State Rec Area
20) Maquoketa Caves State Park
21) Mines of Spain State Rec Area
22) Cedar Rock
23) Pine Lake State Park
24) Pikes Peak State Park
25) Yellow River State Forest

Choose a hike for more information:
General Information

Dress for the weather. Wear layers of clothing and sturdy hiking boots or shoes, as well as hats and gloves. Binoculars and a camera always come in handy, and remember to bring water. Strollers are not recommended. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Some hikes may not be appropriate for children under 5 years. Dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed into indoor locations, such as lodges and visitor centers. Trail difficulty may depend on the amount of snow on the ground.

1) Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
2) McIntosh Woods State Park
3) Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
4) Dolliver Memorial State Park
5) Stone State Park
6) Lewis and Clark State Park
7) Ledges State Park
8) Springbrook Conservation Education Center
9) Prairie Rose State Park
10) Wilson Island State Recreation Area
11) Waubonsie State Park
12) Lake Anita State Park
13) Green Valley State Park
14) Walnut Woods State Park
15) Honey Creek Resort State Park
16) Lacey-Keosauqua State Park
17) Lake Darling State Park
18) Lake Macbride State Park
19) Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area
20) Maquoketa Caves State Park
21) Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
22) Cedar Rock
23) Pine Lake State Park
24) Pikes Peak State Park
25) Yellow River State Forest