Kick off 2023 with a First Day Hike at Devil's Den
  • Event date: 2023-01-01

Devil's Den State Park, located just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas, will join state parks across the country in offering a series of First Day Hikes on January 1st, 2023.

Three simple guided hikes, family-friendly and inclusive of all ages and skill levels, will be available for free to visitors searching for an invigorating start to the new year! If self-exploration is more your thing, get outside and explore 400+ miles of trails on the first step to a happier, healthier, more exploratory you. 

Once you return to town, enjoy Fayetteville's many dining options, craft beer trail, and award-winning coffee scene as you recharge and plan for your next adventure!

Devil’s Den 2023 First Day Hikes


9:00-9:45am: Woody Plant Walk (0.5 mile)

Meet at the Suspension Bridge down past the Large Pavilion and join Park Interpreter Kara on a morning walk along the easy .5-mile (round trip) Woody Plant Trail. We’ll keep an eye out for any wildlife that may be scurrying about. It is recommended to wear comfortable hiking shoes and wear weather appropriate clothing. Learn more here. 





10:00-11:00am: Discovery on the Lake Trail (1.0 mile)

Nature is all around us if we only take the time to observe it. Join Park Interpreter Terry as we discover what nature has to offer by enjoying a fun nature hunt along the easy 1-mile (round trip) Lake Tail. Meet at the Suspension Bridge past the Large Pavilion. More information here.








3:00-3:30pm: Back to the Future (0.25 mile)

Join the group at the Stone Chimney by the Large Pavilion and meet Park Interpreter Terry for a hike on the easy 1/4-mile CCC interpretive trail. Travel back to the time the park was being built to the present and future of the park today. Read more here.





Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism, and provide leadership in resource conservation. Learn more at

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