Self-Guided First Day Hikes

Nashville, TN

Every year, Tennessee State Parks joins America's State Parks in their annual First Day Hike event. This year, we will be encouraging those who do not feel comfortable being in a group setting to get out and hike between January 1st- 7th anywhere they would like! To participate, simply register online and log your miles between the 1st and 7th of January. We would love to help you connect with a state park near you, or you can choose to take a hike in your neighborhood. With 56 state parks and 85 natural areas across the state and over 1,300 miles of hiking trails, there is enough room for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and join in on a First Day Hike.

Park Trail Maps:

Looking for a trail map? Click the link above to see a list of the maps available at each park. The page includes all the trail maps we have available, organized by park. We have free and paid options that provide you the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee. 

Ranger-led First Day Hikes:

Tennessee State Parks will still be offering Ranger-led hikes across the state on January 1st, 2021, click the link above to find out more!

Record Your Miles:

Each day from January 1st through January 7th you can go on a hike and use your favorite running/fitness app to record your distance and time. 

After your hike simply visit this results page, search for your name, and click "Add Activity" to enter the details of your hike!

Hike as many times as you'd like and see how many miles you can hike in the first week of 2021!  Good luck!

When & Where

Jan 1, 2021 - Jan 7, 2021


12:00 AM

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