Desoto State Park

First Day Hike-Hike to Little Falls

Event Dates:
January 1, 2023, 1:00 pm
January 1, 2023, 3:00 pm
First Day Hike

If you wish to get motivated to go on your own we have shared some hike suggestions, information & ideas below.


First Day Hike-Hike to Little Falls

New Year's Day-2023- Little River Canyon National Preserve

Start the New Year with a first day hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Join JSU Field School staff on a beautiful outdoor adventure hike from Little River Falls and to Little Falls. This hike is a strenuous 2-mile journey with varying steep terrain and approximately 140 stone steps into the canyon. Come on out and burn those calories while enjoying the Great Outdoors!

First Day Hikes are staff-led hikes, held annually on New Year’s Day thru-out the Country, and are designed to encourage visitors to enjoy parks year round and to promote good health and exercise by working off those calories gained during the holidays. Start the New Year off right!

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Date: January 1, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Where: Little River Canyon National Preserve-Fort Payne, Alabama on AL Hwy 35 (within 10 miles of DeSoto State Park)

Fee: Free, no pre-registration is required. WEATHER: As with all outdoor events, if it's raining/stormy or very poor trail conditions, we may have to cancel. If the weather is questionable, please check JSU Field School’s FB for updates:

Things to bring: Plenty of water and/or sports drink, snacks/lunch, hiking poles/staff (optional), sturdy shoes (open toe shoes are not recommended) Please be sure to dress appropriately according to seasonal temperatures/weather.