State parks in Oregon and Washington are holding First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day.

In Oregon, guided hikes are set for several state parks, and the normal $5 day-use parking fee is waived for the 25 parks that normally require a parking permit. The list of hikes, including one at Fort Stevens State Park, can be found at

In Washington, at least 42 state parks have scheduled staff-led hikes. There are also self-guided hikes, including one to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, dog strolls, cross-country ski trips and more. Visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to park on state recreation lands that day.

Most First Day Hikes require advance registration, and group sizes may be limited. Go to to view all activities and for registration information.

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