Desoto State Park

First Day Hike-Beaver Pond Trail

Event Dates:
January 1, 2020, 9:00 am
First Day Hike

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park

First Day Hike-Beaver Pond Trail

New Year's Day-2020- Little River Canyon National Preserve

tart the New Year with a first day hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Join Little River Canyon Preserve (National Park Service), Desoto State Park, and JSU Field Schools staff on a beautiful outdoor adventure hike on the Beaver Pond Trail in Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Beaver Pond Trail is a 1.5 mile loop. This trail offers easy walking and is located on top of the mountain within a short walking distance of the canyon. Birdwatchers or people with kids love this trail for the quick access and easy trails.(no waterfalls along this trail)

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, 2020
Where: JSU’s Little River Canyon Center-Fort Payne, Alabama on AL Hwy 35 (10 miles from DeSoto State Park)
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am (CST)
Fee: Free and open to everyone. For details, contact 256-845-3548 (Canyon Center)
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.

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 call the number posted above before leaving home.

Please make every effort to arrive early or on time so that you do not hold up the group.

Check out the afternoon 1st Day hike after this one, in DeSoto State Park: