Smith Rock State Park is participating in a nationwide series of “First Day Hikes” at state parks.

The hikes are intended to let families kick off the New Year “rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike,” according to America’s State Parks, a park advocacy organization. Parks in all 50 states will take part in the event.

Locally, the First Day Hikes will start at

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Jan. 1 at Smith Rock State Park. Participants will meet at the Welcome Center to start the 20-minute Rim Rock Trail walking tour. The Welcome Center opens at 10 a.m.

Contact: 541-548-7501.

— From staff reports