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 […]

Hiking Essentials: Staying Safe on the Trail

“Hike safely!” These are the words that always come out of my mother’s mouth when I call her to relay […]

Homeschooling – Finding Opportunities to Learn on the Trail

How can we take our homeschooling on the trail and still be sure they’re learning? We incorporate nature and learning! […]

3 Kid-friendly Trails in Kansas 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 […]

10 Ways to Get Your Kids Out of the House When Life Gets Busy

It’s no secret there are tons of amazing benefits that come from spending time in the outdoors. Unfortunately, life can […]

3 Great Hikes in New Jersey for 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 Start Hiking Regardless of Fitness Level

It can be a never-ending cycle. You want to hike, but you feel you aren’t “fit” enough to hike. Yet […]

Staying Safe When Hiking at Night

After the sun makes its daily descent below the horizon, delivering a quiet blanket of darkness with a soft moonlit […]

3 Beautiful Hikes in Washington State 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 […]

Snowshoeing 101 for the entire family

Winter is in full swing across the majority of North America, which means the potential for snow … lots and […]

What to Do Indoors When it’s Too Cold to Hike

You know the phrase, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” This is true to an extent, […]

Snow Play: 10 Ways to Enjoy the Winter for Unlimited Fun

With cold days and snow blanketing the ground, plan some fun activities for you and the family close to home! […]

First time hiking with kids? Helpful tips to get out on trail

When we start something new, we tend to need extra help. Heck! When my family returns to something we know […]

Hiking Essentials: What to pack for a day hike

You’ve made up your mind. You’re going to try this hiking thing that everyone keeps talking about. Or maybe you […]