11 first day hikes to ring in 2024 in Alabama

Lake Harris North Dam – Tuscaloosa (The Bama Buzz)

If getting more movement and exercise is one of your 2024 resolutions, here’s one way to get started: a “first day hike.” Eleven state parks throughout Alabama have adopted this fun New Year’s Day tradition, giving you plenty of options to spend the first moments of the new year outdoors.

The 11 hikes throughout Alabama

Oak Mountain State Park
Oak Mountain State Park. (The Bama Buzz)

Ready to get hiking? Here’s the list (all hikes on January 1, 2024):

  1. Buck’s Pocket State Park – Point Rock Overlook | 9AM
  2. Cheaha State Park – Hike to the High Point | 9AM
  3. Cheaha State Park – Bark Ranger Hike | 2PM (dogs welcome!)
  4. Chewacla State Park – Waterfall Adventure  | 2PM
  5. DeSoto State Park – Neverland Trail | 9:30AM
  6. Gulf State Park – The First 24 of 24 | 9AM
  7. Joe Wheeler State Park – Winter Wonderland First Day Hike | 9AM
  8. Lake Guntersville State Park – Atop Taylor Mountain | 10AM
  9. Meaher State Park – Sunset on the Delta | 4PM
  10. Oak Mountain State Park – Sunrise at King’s Chair | 5:15AM
  11. Wind Creek State Park – Speckled Snake Trail | 10AM

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Sarah Gronberg
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