Cane Creek State Park in January will host the 7th annual Flapjack 20, a 20-mile night hike.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. on January 3  and end at 6 a.m. on January 4.

“We had a very successful turnout for the Flapjack 20 last year and we are hoping to have even more,” said Cane Creek Park interpreter Shane Boone.

Last year, about half of the 100 participants completed the 20-mile hike, which fulfills a Boy Scout hiking requirement.

“There are drop out points throughout for those that cannot make it all the way, but even they accomplished at least 6 miles,” Boone said. “Last time we had a beautiful night sky illuminated by the almost full moon.”

One hiker described it as “gorgeous”, adding that the moon rising over the lake brought just enough light to illuminate the lake and the beavers den he happened to be passing. He said it was “so cool” to see beavers swimming at that time of night.

For more information about this hike and to make reservations, contact Cane Creek State Park at (870) 628-4714.