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 […]

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 […]