First Day Hikes at Wild Horse and South Fork State Recreation Areas

Get outdoors and celebrate the New Year with free guided hikes at South Fork and Wild Horse State Recreation Areas. At South Fork we will venture through the southwest meadows and take in the fresh air, scenery and local wildlife on this three mile round trip around the park. At Wild Horse enjoy a trek across the frozen lake and through gentle hills on a groomed trail. Halfway we will stop for hot drinks and warm snacks. Also enjoy sledding, ice skating, and of course, ice fishing. Park admission is free for hike participants.

WHAT: South Fork State Recreation Area First Day Hike.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: South Fork SRA in Spring Creek. Traveling seven miles south of Elko on State Route 227, turn right on State Route 288 (5.5 miles) and then turn right on Lower South Fork Road (travel 3.5 miles) drive past the main entrance and Lucky Nugget Road. The Southwest Meadows is on the right hand side of the road.
CONTACT: Robert Misiti at, 775-744-4346 or at

WHAT: Wild Horse State Recreation Area First Day Hike.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. W
Wild Horse is located an hour north of Elko on Mountain City highway. Meet at the Visitor Center.
CONTACT: Andrew Bass at 775-385-5939 or at

MORE: Dress warm in layers and bring water and snacks. Use snowshoes or skis if you have them.  Leashed pets are welcome at South Fork, but not on Wild Horse’s hike. This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Contact park staff for further information and current conditions.