First Day Hike at DeSoto State Park

First Day Hike 2022- DeSoto State Park’s CCC Unfinished Bridge Hike Start the New Year with a first day hike in DeSoto State Park! Join DeSoto State Park & JSU Field School staff on a hike to the Civilian Conservation Corp’s ‘unfinished’ Bridge. Learn the history of why the CCC left it standing and see several original structures. Moderate hike on old CCC roadbed. About the hike: Approx. 3.5 miles round trip, there & back. Come on out and burn those calories while enjoying the Great Outdoors! First Day Hikes are staff-led hikes, held annually on New Year’s Day thru-out the Country, and are designed to encourage visitors to enjoy parks year round and to promote good health and exercise by working off those calories gained during the holidays. Start the New Year off right!  1:00 pm (CST): DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Gilliam Loop Trailhead (past DeSoto’s Lodge on the cabin road) Free and open to everyone. For any details, email

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Jan 01 2022


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


DeSoto State Park
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE


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