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Hittin’ the Trails: First Day Hikes at Arizona State Parks

PHOENIX – It’s a breath of fresh air to start the new year in the parks!

Arizona State Parks and Trails is celebrating the 7th year in a national collaboration of all 50 state park systems to host guided “First Day Hikes” on New Year’s Day.

Discover the incredible beauty of Arizona and hit the ground hiking for a new start in 2019. Explore one of Arizona’s unique trails, lakes, or historic places.

A full listing of First Day Hikes with locations, difficulty, length, terrain, and tips can be found at There are endless adventures to choose from, including desert hikes, bird walks, nature hikes, plus boat tours!

Please note that some hikes require reservations and some don’t allow dogs.

WHAT: First Day Hikes

WHERE: Various state parks throughout Arizona – Find details on locations at

WHEN: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Jeff Beamish

Jeff Beamish

Jeff Beamish is an award-winning meteorologist at KVOA. You can watch his weekday weather forecasts on Tucson Today & News 4 Tucson at Noon. He has also contributed his weather expertise to The Weather Channel, Washington Post, New York Times, AM 1030 KVOI and the Arizona Daily Star.
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