The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies – Part 2: Gear List

In our first part of this series, we discussed the backpacking basics with a baby on board. In Part 2, […]

Useful tips for hiking in the rain with kids

My son and I just got done hiking in the rain. I’m pulling cold, soggy socks off my 2-year-old in […]

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 […]

How to celebrate the start of spring

Daylight Saving and spring are officially here, and in most places, the snow is quickly being replaced with spring showers […]

3 Exciting trails in Texas 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 […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies: The Basics

  Walking deep into the mountains, along rivers to their origins in high alpine meadows where the land meets the […]

15 Fun Things to do with Kids in Colorado Springs

Between the mild, mainly sunny climate and the close proximity to the scenic Front Range Rocky Mountain landscape, Colorado Springs […]

3 Hikes for families with young children in Florida

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

Celebrating the Changing Seasons: The Spring Equinox

What is the Spring Equinox? Also called the vernal equinox, the spring equinox marks the beginning of spring in the […]

3 Family-Friendly Hikes in Arizona

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

Sun Protection: Don’t Forget Your Hat

With Daylight Saving approaching, it’s another reminder that this wild winter weather will soon be behind us. And while some […]

10 places to visit in Acadia National Park with kids

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States. […]

3 Great Hikes for Families with young children in Alabama

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]