Start the New Year with a First Day Hike

Photo of child touching a coastal trail sign.First Day Hikes encourage people to start the new year in the great outdoors.  On January 1, get out for a walk to connect with nature, enjoy open spaces and get some fresh air.

In California, our magnificent coastline is a terrific public resource to explore on January 1 and everyday.  Whether you find a stretch of the California Coastal Trail to hike or just make the journey from the parking lot to the waves, we want all Californians to explore the coast.

Share a photo or a selfie of your First Day Hike with the hashtags #FirstDayHikes and #ExploreTheCoast to share your adventure!

Resources:

The Coastal Conservancy California Coastal Trail page

California Coastal Trail information from CoastWalk, including trail maps

California Coastal Trail video segments

Coastal Commission YourCoast webapp

California State Parks First Day Hikes resources and events

First Day Hiking Tips from the American Hiking Society

 

 

 

 

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