8 ways to get out and enjoy winter with kids

If you love to hike but run short on ideas when the snow starts to fly, here are some great […]

10 Tips to raise the next generation of adventurers in a high-tech world

In a society where technology has become commonplace, people sit in restaurants and coffee shops, whether with friends or family, […]

3 Memorable Trails to Explore with Children in Maryland

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

Leave No Trace: An Introduction for Kids

It’s important we Leave No Trace when exploring outside, which can be hard when hiking with toddlers and children. This […]

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 […]

Losing a Child on a Trail: Preparing Your Child

  Losing a child: it’s every outdoor parent’s worst nightmare – something distracts you momentarily and you turn around to find […]

#OptOutside with these great hike ideas for the entire family

The Friday after Thanksgiving is generally a day most people hit the stores for deep discounted items to start off […]

National Take a Hike Day: Hitting the Trail Again After Baby Arrives

With all of the exciting changes happening in your life when your baby comes home, the attraction to those things […]

The Natural World: Using Time on the Trail as a Teaching Moment

Engaging with the natural world regularly is essential for building and maintaining a connection with it — especially for young […]

3 Scenic North Carolina Trails for Families with Young Children

Looking for the perfect hike in North Carolina for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or […]

How to layer when babywearing in the cold

Winter is upon us, and as much as this weather makes us want to hibernate and never leave the house […]

3 Amazing Tennessee trails for families with young children

Looking for that perfect hike in Tennessee for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or […]

Tips for Cold-weather Camping

  Pass the hot chocolate. You already know that camping during late fall or winter can be chilly, but here […]

Helpful camping hacks for camping with kids

Like many new parents, after we had our firstborn, my husband and I thought our fun was over. For two […]

Things to Know for Your First Camping Trip

Camping can be a great escape from the ordinary. A chance to see things from a different perspective, like the […]

3 Amazing hikes in Utah for families with young children

Looking for that perfect hike in Utah for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

5 ways to get kids outside during the school year

Fall is in full swing, which means we’ve kissed the freedom of summer goodbye once again and our children have […]

3 Trails to explore in Missouri with young children

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

10 Tips for Keeping Babies On Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting kids on trail from birth to school-age, people […]

Trekking Poles: Why EVERY hiker should use them

Trekking poles are an essential piece of gear for anyone wanting to get some elevation. But did you know that […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Risky Play

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. —Aristotle We spend much […]

3 Amazing hikes for families with young children in Wyoming

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

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 […]

3 Scenic Hikes in Delaware to Explore with Young Children

Looking for that perfect hike in Delaware for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

How to stay fresh and clean on trail

Getting out on a long hike or an overnight backpacking trip can bring a huge sense of accomplishment and create […]

3 Unique hikes in California for kids of all ages

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

6 Tips for Hiking on Difficult Terrain with kids

Hiking with kids can be a difficult endeavor on the easiest of trails, which can sometimes discourage us from taking […]

How to pack trail snacks for hiking in summer

Last year, my little family embarked on a summer filled with hiking adventures ranging from 1 mile to 14 miles, […]

3 Stunning South Carolina Trails for Families with Young Children

Whether you’re new to hiking with toddlers and young children or you’re looking for a different trail to explore, the […]

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 […]

9 Tips for Soothing a Cranky Baby on the Trail

So you have joined the Facebook page for the Hike it Baby Branch near you and keep seeing these awesome […]

3 Memorable Hikes in Colorado for Families with Young Children

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

How to be prepared for wildlife encounters on the trail

To many hikers, the idea of wildlife encounters on trail is something of an “urban” myth. But depending on where […]

10 Fun summer hikes to help beat the heat

The heat and humidity can sometimes damper an otherwise beautiful summer day. And dehydration may take effect if you’re out […]

Sun Protection: Don’t Forget Your Hat

Summer is in full swing, and while some may wish to shed their translucent winter glow by seeking the tanning […]

3 Hikes in Alaska to Explore with Young Children

Whether you’re new to hiking with toddlers and young children or you’re looking for a different trail to explore, the […]

How to Foster Multi-Age Play in the Outdoors

If you have kids, you’ve probably got some great outdoor habits with them. It’s different for every family, but maybe […]

Learning Basic Navigation Skills: Don’t get lost, get going

We all know to carry a compass as part of our 10 essentials, but how many of us know how […]

3 Stunning trails in Hawaii for families with young children

Looking for that perfect hike in Hawaii for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

How to carry supplies when hiking with a soft-structured carrier

One of the biggest challenges of hiking with a soft-structured carrier (SSC) is the lack of storage space for all […]

Hot Springing with Babies and Toddlers

Last year, Mark and Mason went on a father/son trip in search of epic hot springs. Over the course of […]

How to navigate desert hiking

Last November, my family decided to spend the winter in the desert. Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, […]

3 Hikes in Wisconsin to Explore with Young Children

Looking for that perfect hike in Wisconsin for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

Finding a Hiking Community – How to Encourage Others to Hike with You

So you’ve decided you want to share your love of the outdoors with others, but how do you encourage people […]

3 Amazing Hikes for Young Children in Oregon

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

Backpacking 102: Taking the Kids

Backpacking is often the next adventure after successfully taking on longer hikes and car camping. Similarly, backpacking with kids is […]

How to teach kids to be trail stewards

Earth Day … a whole day dedicated to caring for the earth. Earth is truly a magnificent place. Its resources are […]

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 age gap: How siblings help each other on trail

As children, our siblings had a role in helping mold us into who we are today. They made a big […]

Backpacking 101: The next adventure

One of my intentions this year is to get more backpacking miles in. Backpacking is my solution when you run […]

3 Kid-Friendly Hikes in Iowa to Explore with Young Children

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

4 Tips for Pumping on Trail

I had a really hard time taking care of my needs after the birth of my first child. So, when […]

3 Beautiful Hikes in Ohio 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 Ultimate Guide to Camping with Kids

If you’re a member of Hike it Baby, chances are, you’re an outdoors lover. You might have ventured out on […]

Tandem Babywearing Tips – How to Carry Two Small Hikers

Whether your own family is growing, you have twins or you’re helping out a friend by watching their child, adding […]

5 Tips for Trail Cleanup Safety

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil stepped out of his tiny little home and saw his shadow. And that meant six […]

3 Gorgeous Hikes in New York 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 […]

Hiking Essentials – What to Wear When Hiking

In the previous two installments of our “Hiking Essentials” series, we discussed what to bring with you on a day […]

Camping with a Group: How to Organize a Stellar Ladies’ Weekend

I was watching wild, and not the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, when I realized that I needed a break. My […]

Taking This Show on the Road: Three Ways to Connect with Hike it Baby When Traveling

When our family hit the road this past summer for a two-month camping road trip of the western U.S. national […]