For the ninth year, Hells Gate will be participating in First Day Hikes. The hikes will be unguided; hikers are encouraged to explore any of the 12-plus miles of trails. Check in at the Discovery Center to register as part of the event, and make sure to stop by on your return for free chili and hot drinks. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Dogs are welcome, but please keep your furry friends on a leash. The motor vehicle entry fee will be in effect.