First Day Hike

Peter Norbeck Wildlife Preserve

Peter Norbeck Wildlife Preserve


First Day Hike
Jan 1, 10am
Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

Custer State Park hosts an annual New Years Day Hike or first day of the year hike.  Traditionally, the hike begins at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center at 10 am on January 1.  In 2018, the guided hike led along the paved Creekside Trail for approximately two miles, lasting 2 hours.  The event was a part of a national initiative to offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year connecting with the outdoors by taking a hike on January 1 at Custer State Park.

Visitors can find the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center one mile west of the Visitor Center and one mile east of the Park Office.

Looking for more winter hikes?

We have three recommendations that we think you’ll love. Check out Custer State Park Winter Hikes for more information on the Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike, Valentine’s Lover’s Leap Snowshoe Hike and Sylvan Lake Snowshoe Hike.


Call or email Claw, Antler & Hide Co.

735 Mount Rushmore Road
Custer, South Dakota 57730

Phone: 605-673-4345