First Day Hikes

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Ring in the new year with Washington State Parks!


First Day Hikes offers an experience for everyone to get outside and enjoy our beautiful state parks. Participate in ranger and staff-led hikes, dog strolls, cross-country ski trips and more offered at 40+ parks on New Year's Day. When you are done, don't forget to pick up your free, collectible Washington State Parks 2022 First Day Hikes pin!

Find your hike! 

For parks east of the Cascades Mountains, in the north central area and along the Idaho border click on the Eastern Washington link below. For parks west of the Cascades and north of Seattle click on the Northwest Washington link below. For parks west of the Cascades and south of Seattle, click on the Southwest Washington link below.

Hikes are listed alphabetically and divided into three tabs on each page. Scroll down to open the tabs and browse for a park near you.

A few important notes...

All hikes are free and you will NOT need a Discover Pass on Jan. 1, our first Washington State Parks Free Day of 2022. However, you may need to register for some events with participation limits and/or purchase the appropriate Sno-Park permit . PLEASE read hike descriptions carefully and check  the "Additional Information" section on each park to make sure you are registered and have what you need! to enjoy your New Year's Day State Parks adventure!

A person riding a bike in the snow
A stone tower with snow on it
People looking at interpretive signs in front of a lighthouse