How to celebrate National Park Week with kids

Get ready for National Park Week 2019! From April 20-28, celebrate all of America’s treasures that are the national parks. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to tandem babywear while hiking

More children means more trail buddies. The joy on their sweet little faces as they see the wonders of nature […]

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 […]

Hike it Baby Voices: Why I love Hike it Baby

  Recently I was thinking about all of the reasons I have loved Hike it Baby over the years and […]

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 […]

10 fun things to do with kids in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the U.S., spreading over 3,500 square miles with a varying landscape […]

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 […]

Join a hike: Find a family, be a community

I am shifting my gaze between [the woman talking] and my little guy as we lumber down the trail, shuffling […]

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 […]

Adventure Parenting 101: How to introduce your kids to new adventures

Recently I told Mason I wanted to take him on an adventure to backpack. He bounced up and down around […]

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 […]

Hiking Groups and Challenges to Consider in the New Year

Here at Hike it Baby, our main focus is to provide support to get families out in nature, especially families […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to find the right fit with a frame carrier

Finding a hard-frame carrier that fits mama (or daddy!) and her little one can be confusing and overwhelming to both […]

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 […]

5 Benefits of Hiking with Babies and Toddlers

It’s embarrassing to admit this, but up until a few weeks ago, I worked for Hike it Baby and had […]

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 […]

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, […]

How babywearing benefits you and your child

In honor of International Babywearing Week (October 1-7), I wanted to share my own babywearing experience along with some evidence-based […]

How one family finds big adventure in nature’s details

When 5-year-old Ansel was born, he came two months early and was just over 3 lbs. We were nervous because […]

Baring it all: The Benefits of Going Barefoot

One morning late last summer, I took my then-2-year-old to the nearby playground to run off some of his boundless […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 One Mom Turned Trail Time Into Nap Time

If you’re struggling with a fussy child who never seems to sleep, know that you’re not alone. When Anka Trifan’s […]

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 […]

How one family makes getting outdoors a priority

When Jack had his first-ever tantrum on a super popular trail in Squamish, British Columbia, Bobby and Maura Marko stood […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]