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 […]

Being in the outdoors can help sensory exploration

My 11-month-old son and I were hiking a favorite trail along a picture-perfect mountain stream lined with flowers and full […]

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

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

How to Prepare for the Unexpected When Hiking in the Cold

One of the biggest fears when hiking in the cold is the threat of the unexpected. What if you get […]

Book Review: 15 Minutes Outside

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is definitely the hardest time of the year […]

Cold weather camping: Why you should head to the campsite this winter

A few weeks ago my husband, Daniel, came home and told me we could borrow a friend’s T@B trailer to […]

7 Unique and Creative Winter Hikes Your Kids Will Love

Getting outside for winter hikes is tough. It’s cold, it’s wet, and you are busy with the holidays and all […]

3 Things to know about pooping on the trail

One of the things every parent dreads hearing on a hike is to have one of their adorable children announce, “Mommy, I […]

Resist Fear and Embrace Resilience: Kids and Risk in the Outdoors

Managing risk in inherently risky activities involving children can be subjective and, as a parent or guardian, only you will […]

Fall hiking ideas to get you out the door

Fall has been rather slow to take hold here in Central Oregon. Aside from our favorite retailers selling those precious […]

3 Trail Safety Tips You Must Know

There are thousands of trail safety tips and sometimes it can be rather daunting to try to remember all of […]

Hiking with Young Infants: Tips and Tricks

Tallie shares her journey as a new mom. She talks about how hiking with infants is both doable and shares […]

10 Photography Tips for Out on the Trail

The time spent out in nature with your family can be some of the most rewarding and special time there […]

Why I Love Recurring Hikes

I fought it for months. When I started a new Hike It Baby branch, the collective wisdom of those who […]

Cloth Diapering while Hiking

I’ve heard it a few times now. “We do cloth at home, but use disposables on hikes… just in case.” […]

Nature Based Scavenger Hunts, your new hiking friend

There are days that getting my kids to agree to a hike is like pulling teeth. You’d think they never […]

Top Tips for Hiking with Toddlers

I have gone hiking with my toddler since she was born, and although some aspects of hiking have gotten easier […]

Nighttime Activities for Camping with Kids

For many people, a lot of planning goes into what to bring for a camping trip – gear, food, clothes […]

Journeys of 1000 Miles Start With These 2 Steps

They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, but I’m pretty sure that’s a lie […]

Losing a Child on the Trail: A Parent’s Guide

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

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 your […]

The Art of the Night Hike, Courtesy of a former Y camper

You’ve scouted the trail and picked the perfect night according to weather. Now there’s just the children’s temperament on that […]

Running with Your Toddler

Some of the more gratifying moments as a parent are when our kids emulate our better tendencies and qualities.  One […]

Stroller Running with Your Baby Postpartum

  When I first found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was instantly overwhelmed, so I proceeded to […]

10 Tips for Camping with an Infant

Shortly after our daughter was born, we splurged and invested in a used pop-up camper, setting a goal of camping […]

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 […]

10 Tips To Keep Kids Moving On The Trail

We can all agree that one of the amazing gifts young children give us is forcing us to slow down.  […]

Getting Out The Door

We are a homeschooling family. This may lull you into a false sense of stereotyping where you assume we have […]

Getting Outside – Even in the Rain

Hello! Hope you’re having lovely spring weather full of flowers and sunshine wherever you are. Spring is one of my […]

Let’s Go Camping with…Toddlers!

You’ve packed the tent, the stove, the screen tent, the reusable camping dishware, the fuel, the hammock, and the cooler. […]

Geocaching: A Search for Treasure on the Trail

Long before Pokémon Go came along and encouraged youngsters to get off the couch and go outside, geocaching was providing […]

Winter Outdoor Activities: What is ‘Skinning’?

Every time a Hike it Baby 30 Challenge rolls around, many people see the ‘What Counts?’ poster and ask, “What […]

10 Ways to Have a Positive Hike it Baby Environmental Impact in the New Year

One of the things I remember when I first had a baby was how hyper-aware I suddenly became of the […]

7 Tips for a Successful Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

Taking on a ‘Hike it Baby 30 Challenge‘ can seem pretty daunting, especially if you are new to hiking with […]

That’s Too Heavy!

Do a Google search for hiking blogs and websites and I can practically guarantee that you’ll soon come across discussions […]

10 tips for hiking with toddler twins

So, you’ve got twins and you want to hike? Great, but before you run out that door, you need a […]

Find Your Park in September: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

If you happen to live in the Pacific Northwest, you know that we love our national parks out here!  And […]

Preparing For Long Distance Camping Trips With a Toddler

In January of this year, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to get out and go camping with […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiking in Rattlesnake Territory

“Hey, Mommy! Look at me!!” my son cheerily yelled as he hopped onto some rocks off the side of the […]

Limited Freedom: Why the Park and Play is My Favorite “Hike” for Toddlers

I have a secret that I’m ready to share: I hate hosting toddler-led hikes. However, I have another, more valuable […]

Olympics Inspire Outdoor Fun For the Family

I am an advocate for experiencing nature and the outdoors. It’s a priority for me to teach my son to […]

Fun Outdoor Activities For Fall

Fall is a welcome respite from the heat of summer. The colorful leaves and the crisp air give fall a […]

When the Heat is Just Too Much

When we planned the hike the week before, the temperature was forecast to be in the low- to mid-70s. Perfect! […]

Video – How To Pick a Trail

Jessica Featherstone, from the Hike it Baby social media team, introduces our latest video produced with our friends at Baby […]

Successful Camping as a Solo Parent

This past week my friend asked if I wanted to take my kids camping (sans husband) and I said yes. […]

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 […]

Hikes Are Fun When Big or Small With Hike it Baby

Hike it Baby is on a mission to raise a generation to love the outdoors. Our hikes are as varied […]

VIDEO: The First Hike

Hike it Baby is excited to announce that we have the first video from our “How to” summer series complete. […]

Surviving mosquitos (and other biting insects) on trail

Whether you like them or not (and we’re banking on most of you saying not), mosquitos are a fact of […]

Sharing the Trail with Food Allergy Families

Before I had kids, my favorite trail snack was Good Old Raisins and Peanuts (GORP).  Now that my son has […]

Hot Weather Hiking

Hiking in the summer months can present some unique challenges, especially when one is hiking with children. The ability to […]

Harnessing the Future With the Let’s Go Kiddo Harness from KiddoGear – Inventor Audra Ostergard

Have you ever stopped on a hike to eat and have to continuously jump up to run after your adventurous […]

Giving Back – Trail Clean Up Hikes

Trail clean up hikes are an amazing way to instill a love of nature in our kids from a very […]

Snake Bites While Hiking: What To Do

This article was written by Floris Gierman for the Flotography site. He has given permission for Hike it Baby to […]

What’s in My Pack?

Kelly shares with us what she carries in her pack, as well as other tips that she has learned from […]