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Take A Hike

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - G.M. Trevelyan

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way. - Dr. Suess

Backpack Tips

According to an REI article, packing can be broken down into three zones, plus peripheral storage:

Visualize stacking cordwood. You’re laying down rows, not building columns: Fill nooks and crannies until you have a solid, stable load—and be sure weight is equally balanced on each side. Tighten compression straps to streamline your load and prevent it from shifting as you hike.

Guided Hikes

Join a Park Ranger on this two-hour hike to discover some of the natural wonders of this prominent landmark! First Day Hikes are being promoted in North Carolina in concert with a national effort by America’s State Parks and the National Association of State Park Directors. The effort promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as appreciation of natural resources. Dress for the weather!

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Picnic Shelter

It’s a new year and celebrate it with a FIRST DAY HIKE at Hammocks Beach State Park!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to explore the park with a ranger along the 1/2-mile nature trail discovering new sights and sounds and taking in the fresh air.  You never know what you may come across — a deer, a soaring eagle, or even a slithering snake!  Bring your family, bring your friends to rin

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Join a ranger for a guided hike around the Quarry Trail for the First Day Hike initiative (0.8 miles). First Day Hike is America’s State Parks country wide program to get people outdoors on New Year’s Day. We will be learning about our unique geology and the Civilian Conservation Corps. How do the two relate? They are both the foundation of Morrow Mountain State Park.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Quarry Trail

Start the new year off by taking a hike at the mountain!

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
TBD

Start the New Year off on the right foot!  Join a Ranger and thousands of oter hikers accross the country for our annual First Day Hike.  We will meet at 10:30am at the Boat Ramp parking area and hike Cypress Point Trail as well as the Coleman trail for about 2.5 miles.  For more information call (252)357-1191

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
Boat Ramp Parking Area

Come bring in a new year by attending another "First Day Hike" at Stone Mountain State Park. We will start at the Lower Trail Head Parking Area and then walk to Wolf Rock, Cedar Rock and then past the historic Hutchinson Homestead. This hike is moderate in difficulty and approximately 3 miles in length. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes for weather conditions.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Lower Trail Head Parking Area

 

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Profile Trail Head (4198 Hwy 105 South)

Start the new year off on the right foot by joining the ranger for a hike! You'll meet one of the park's champion trees. Enjoy some snacks and hot chocolate afterwards.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Bring in the new year hiking the trails at Lake Phelps.  Take in some of the scenic views around the lake and discover why Pettigrew State Park is a popular destination for winter waterfowl viewing. Binoculars are recommended but not required. Meet at the park office at 1:00 p.m. to start this program.  Call the park office for more information at 252-797-4475.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Start the year off right by getting outside for a First Day Hike! Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike with a Ranger to see the different habitats within the longleaf pine forest. Come dressed for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center