How to use American Sign Language on the trail

Out of all the research on child development, can you think of any one thing that all the studies agree […]

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 […]

5 Reasons why it’s a bad idea to feed waterfowl

Thinking back to my childhood, I have very fond memories of visiting my mother’s family in New York and bringing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Helpful websites to make outdoor adventure planning easy

Winter is my favorite time to start adventure planning for my family’s summer vacation. When I’m cooped up indoors on […]

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 […]

Avalanche Safety When Hiking in the Winter

If you hike, sled, snowshoe, tube, ski, snowboard, snowmobile, bike, drive or even just live in the mountains, you need […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

Need a Kid-Friendly Podcast for the Car? ‘You’re Welcome’

Oh, the infamous long car ride with kids. Whether you’re traveling for the holidays, on your way to the mountains […]

5 Comfy and Cozy Winter Carriers for Babywearing

Babywearing in the colder, winter months is a great way to stay hands-free and warm – and still get all […]

Conservationist Series – Theodore Roosevelt

This is a continuation of our conservationist series. Each post will detail a conservationist’s life, notable accomplishments and ways the […]

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 […]

Tick Prevention in Colder Months

“Tick season is finally over, right?” Well … not quite. Technically, every season is “tick season.” Contrary to popular belief, ticks don’t […]

Easy DIY Nature-Inspired Costume Ideas

It’s not a secret that kids love to dress in costume – be it a pirate, fairy, police officer, dinosaur, […]

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 […]