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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A “Ticky” Situation – Tips for Preventing and Removing Ticks When on Trail

Enjoying nature and hiking outdoors means that eventually you will encounter nature – like ticks – a bit more closely […]

Picking a Campsite for Baby

Location is everything – Noisy trains, car noise, partying teens, lots of dogs are all a drag when you have […]

11 Tips for Safety on Trail

Hike it Baby works so well for people because we are first and foremost conscious of safety on trail when […]

National Parks: Find Your All-Access Trail for National Trails Day

The United States National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! Some people may hear the name National […]

Know Your Poison – Plants

It’s officially spring and that means the wilderness is getting ready to riot! Have you ever heard the sayings “Leaves […]

Day 11: The Snowy Road Less Traveled

But this day was different. Mason was not crying as we pulled into the snowy parking lot. “Make a snowman? Carrot […]

Growing your Hiking Gear and Enthusiasm with your Growing Child

It has now been well over a year since I went on my first hike with our local Hike it […]

Tips for Joining or Leading a Hike for the First Time

Hike it Baby is so happy that Stephanie worked up the courage to lead her first hike! She has generously […]

Leave No Trace Part 2- “Choose The Right Path”

This is Part Two of our Leave No Trace Series:  Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces I live in Boulder, […]

Tips for Getting Your Little Ones on Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting families on trail with birth to school aged […]

Toilets and Tikes – 8 Tips for Hiking While Toilet Training

I was the genius who decided to toilet train in November. In Wisconsin. Not my brightest idea. One of our […]

Leave No Trace Part 1- Plan Ahead and Prepare

As my 10 month old son becomes more and more aware of his surroundings, and is even starting to mimic […]