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 […]

How to teach your kids to be kind in nature

“Random Acts of Kindness” is a phrase everyone knows. It’s in our culture and our vocabulary. But how does it […]

3 Unforgettable hikes in Arkansas for families with kids

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

Night Hiking 101: How to hike safely in the dark

Winter can be tough for people like us who love the outdoors. When the sun sets early and temperatures plunge, […]

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 […]

8 Ways to Motivate your Family to Get Outside All Year

Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to get your family and friends motivated to get outside in […]

3 Trails in Nebraska young children will enjoy exploring

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

How to hike with kids this winter: family-approved hacks

It’s officially winter! While many people cringe at the thought of trying to convince our kids (and ourselves) to layer […]

How to Start Hiking Regardless of Fitness Level

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

3 Hikes for Families with Young Children in Michigan

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

8 Unique Ways to Take Advantage of the Long Nights of Winter

This year, Dec. 21, not only marks the first day of winter, but also the winter solstice, which is the […]

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 […]