State Parks Offer New Year Hikes (2018-12-31 16:03:20)

North Carolina’s state parks system will once again offer first day hikes for the New Year on January 1st.

More than 40 guided hikes are scheduled for New Year’s Day, ranging from short to long and most featuring programs led by park rangers.

Local options include hikes at the New River State Park Hickory Trail at 10 a.m., the Grandfather Mountain Lower Profile Trail at 10 a.m., the Elk Knob State Park Beech Trail at 2 p.m., and the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Mountain Ridge Trail at 2 p.m.

The complete list of first day hikes in North Carolina can be found online at