Start your New Year with a “Day One Hike” in Texas State Parks

Start your New Year with a day one hike in Atlanta State Park or one of Texas’ 89 state parks. This Saturday, Texas State Parks are hosting a wide variety of guided and self-guided tours so you can walk, bike, or paddle to step into the New Year.

Day one hikes in parks and natural areas are simply trying to help visitors make their New Year’s resolutions. According to the Texas State Parks Department, 2,668 visitors ushered in 2021 by hiking, biking and hiking. riding a total of 8,173 miles statewide.

You can find a list of Day 1 2022 hikes on the TPWD calendar page.

“Each new year brings new opportunities and a fresh start for a new adventure,” said Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks. “Many first-time park users chose state parks last year and have discovered the joys of being outdoors. We look forward to welcoming these visitors again in 2022. I want to invite all visitors, new and old, to join us in early 2022 with a day one hike in your favorite Texas State Park.

Trails in Texas State Parks vary in length and difficulty levels across the state. Atlanta has 4.8 miles of hiking trails and a 0.8 mile nature trail. There are trails and hikes for just about all fitness levels in Texas parks. Trail maps for all state parks in Texas are available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) website and on individual park web pages.

Click here to go to the Atlanta Texas State Park Information and Reservations website.

For more information on hiking or other activities in Texas State Parks, visit

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