The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies – part 3: 5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Our First Trip

  The picture above was taken when our son, Squeaks, was fitted with his pack for the first time. It […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies – Part 2: Gear List

In our first part of this series, we discussed the backpacking basics with a baby on board. In Part 2, […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies: The Basics

  Walking deep into the mountains, along rivers to their origins in high alpine meadows where the land meets the […]

Elevate Your Camp: Backpacking with Kids

Our friends over at Sierra Designs and WildKind recently released an informative video highlighting some super helpful tips on how to backpack […]

Nature Babies: Why Having Young Kids in Nature Is So Important for Their Health

Nature Babies: Why Having Young Kids in Nature Is So Important for Their Health By Judy Klein, MD I was […]

Embracing Glamping with Toddlers and Babies

There was once a time when camping was a simple thing for my husband and me. Load up your gear […]

Morrison Outdoors Baby Sleeping Bags Upgrade Family Camping Trips

Helping Babies and Kids Sleep Better When Camping The number one thing we are asked at Hike it Baby when […]

Reclaiming My Path: One Mom’s Journey to Hiking Washington’s Wonderland Trail

By Karen Francis-McWhite It looked like a whim. But when I decided to backpack the Wonderland Trail, a 93-mile trek […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020

The term “Dad” is synonymous with strength and love for many of us. Whether he is your own father, the […]

Outdoor Moms Making a Difference that Everyone Should Know

When I started my research on outdoor moms, I honestly only knew of a handful of women that made a […]

Hiking Challenges to Motivate You and Your Family in 2020

Looking for hiking challenges to motivate you to get outside all year round? We’ve compiled a list of awesome, family-friendly […]

3 Hikes for Families with Young Children in West Virginia

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

Hiking Groups and Challenges to Consider in the New Year

Here at Hike it Baby, our main focus is to provide support to get families out in nature, especially families […]

3 Great trails for young kids in Pennsylvania

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family

It’s that time again for our annual holiday gift guide to help give you ideas for the outdoor adventurers on […]

How one family finds big adventure in nature’s details

When 5-year-old Ansel was born, he came two months early and was just over 3 lbs. We were nervous because […]

3 reasons to get on trail with grandparents

My dad is in his early 70s and suffers from gout. His feet swell in pain and all he can […]

How to thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail with a baby

Deciding to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) didn’t happen overnight for us. We had been dreaming of thru-hiking for almost […]

How One Mom Turned Trail Time Into Nap Time

If you’re struggling with a fussy child who never seems to sleep, know that you’re not alone. When Anka Trifan’s […]

One-Stop Book Review Blog

Our members have shared many books about nature with us. We thought it would be helpful to compile one comprehensive […]

How one family makes getting outdoors a priority

When Jack had his first-ever tantrum on a super popular trail in Squamish, British Columbia, Bobby and Maura Marko stood […]

9 Tips for Successful Day Hikes with Young Children

I love summer. The longer days and warmer weather make me want to stay outside all day. So this is […]

Raincoats review: Staying dry on the trails

As we head into summer, one thing we need to prep for while out hiking is the surprise shower. When […]

June Book Reviews

Summer is here, which means travel and vacation season is upon us! While beaches and resorts may scream summer vacation, […]

To All the Dads Who Inspired Us to Love the Outdoors

As a community of families, it is so inspiring to hear where our love for the outdoors began. Some of […]

3 Unforgettable Hikes in Georgia for Young Children

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

The New Era of the Family Camping Tents

As your family grows, it’s common for your family’s tent needs to grow, too.  For us, life before Mason was […]

How nature can help in the battle against cancer

Editor’s Note: This article discusses childhood cancer and may be triggering for some readers. There is a memory I cherish […]

5 Comfy and Cozy Winter Carriers for Babywearing

Babywearing in the colder, winter months is a great way to stay hands-free and warm – and still get all […]

Why This Dad Loves Hike it Baby

Let’s set the record straight right out of the gate: I’m not a member of Hike it Baby, nor have […]

Yes, you are a #ForceOfNature!

Are you a #ForceOfNature ? Hike it Baby Founder Shanti Hodges shares her feelings about the Force of Nature campaign […]

Tent, Toddlers and Sleeping under the Stars

Far and away one of the biggest concerns I had prior to taking my children camping, was whether they would […]

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Baby

Would you hike the Appalachian Trail with a toddler? Sure, a bit of it. Why not? How about the whole […]

Winter Layering Options for Mothers

After two pregnancies, two nursing babies, and four years working in the outerwear department at R.E.I., I’ve had the chance […]

Hike it Baby for the Whole Family – One Dad’s Perspective

I’m a new father (my little girl is about 1.5 years old now) and I’ve always been a healthy/active/outdoors-loving kind […]

Hiking Through the Seasons by Katy Severe

Hiking has been a part of my life for more than fifteen years. I grew up on a farm outside […]

5 Tips for Camping Hike Trips with Baby

Last spring my husband and I talked about backpacking with our one-year-old, but the logistics seemed a little overwhelming, especially […]

Wearing them “Onya”

Babywearing and hiking when you are a family with little ones go hand-in-hand. That is why we are so happy […]

On the Trail with Onya Baby!

Onya Baby is one of our Hike it Baby 30 partners who has sponsored our Challenges all year! You could […]

Hike it Baby Profile: Megan Lucas

We thought it would be fun for the month of December to profile different Hike it Baby 30 Challengers from […]

Autumn Goes Car Camping!

Like most new parents, my life and that of my husband’s, were forever changed last Fall with the arrival of […]