For the third year in a row, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is partnering with Americas State Parks to offer free guided First Day Hikes in state parks across Oregon on New Years Day. Information about the special hike to take place at Champoeg State Heritage Area is below. The usual $5 day-use parking fee will be waived on Jan. 1 only.
For more information, visit bit.ly/FirstDayHikes.
Champoeg State Heritage Area: Hike time is 9:30-10:30 a.m. and starts at the visitor center. Trail is an easy 1.8 miles.
Willamette Mission State Park: Hike time is 10 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Meet at the main entrance flagpole for an easy two-mile hike.