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First Day Hike

First Day Hike

Start the New Year off with some fresh air! Join us on our First Day Hike. Be one of many hikers participating in First Day Hike in State Parks throughout all 50 states. Meet the ranger at 2:00 pm at the Sugarloaf trailhead parking lot at the marina for an easy 2 mile hike to Sugarloaf Dune. Wear good hiking shoes and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors, with over 400 hikes scheduled this year in all 50 states. Kids and adults all across America will be participating in First Day Hikes, getting their hearts pumping and enjoying the beauty of a state park. Call (910) 458-8206 for more information about the hike and to register for the hike.

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
2 miles easy to moderate
Date of Event: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Sugarloaf Trailhead at Marina

Carolina Beach State Park

1010 State Park Road PO Box 475
Carolina BeachNC 28428
910-458-7770 Marina
Latitude: 34.047297
Longitude: -77.906605

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