First Day Hike at Cacapon

Embrace the New Year and participate in a guided hike at Cacapon Resort State Park! Meet at Cacapon Nature Center where three hikes will leave at 10:00 a.m. There’s plenty of parking, and a warm nature center to gather before we set out for a first day of the year hike. Naturalist Valerie Chaney is your host.

Laurel Trail
Join Park Naturalist, Valerie Chaney, on a 2-mile easy to moderate hike and take in the views.

Central Trail
Join Potomac Valley Master Naturalist, Clark Dixon, on a moderate 3-mile hike on parts of the Tower, Piney Ridge, and around the upper reservoir.

Ziler Loop Trail
Join Potomac Valley Master Naturalist, Tim Hull, as he guides you on a 5-mile strenuous hike on portions of the Ziler Loop to the top of Cacapon Mountain. This trek takes around 4 hours.

Please dress according for the weather that we may enjoy.

Young children should be accompanied by an adult. All ages welcomed. No reservations required for this walk. Please, carry water and a snack. To learn more, email [email protected] Hikers get a First Day Hike patch from the naturalist at the conclusion of the hike.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: January 1, 2021

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