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Hells Gate State Park Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hikes

Friday, January 1, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Residents of the Lewis Clark Valley are invited to join Hells Gate State Park for the fourth annual First Day Hikes event. This year’s hike will take place from 10 a.m-3 p.m. at Hells Gate State Park on New Year’s Day, beginning and ending at the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center. Hells Gate State Park lies on river bottom left over from the Great Ice Age Floods about 15,000 years ago. At the south end of the park are basaltic columns from the Pomona flows 14 million years ago.

“During this guided hike, visitors will be able to see these basaltic columns that we refer to as the Devils Slide.” said Chris Thomas, Park Ranger at Hells Gate State Park. “Even if visitors do not want to hike the Devils Slide trail we encourage you to come out and hike as much or as little as you would like” added Thomas.

Park Staff will be on hand to answer questions and pets are always welcome, but please keep them controlled by a leash at all times. After the hike free soup, coffee, and hot cocoa will be served at the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center.

Park entrance is free with your Idaho State Parks Passport or $5 per vehicle.

Hells Gate State Park at 5100 Hells Gate Rd., Lewiston, ID 83501

Contact: Chris Thomas, Park Ranger @ (208) 799-5015 or hel@idpr.idaho.gov