How the Introvert Can Build a Real Community with Hike it Baby

When Social Anxiety Hits Everyone begins walking down the trail. Parents are asking each other questions and swapping stories. You […]

What to do if You’re Aging Out of Hike It Baby

Our kids grow up, and it happens fast. Faster, in fact, than we as parents can anticipate, and certainly faster […]

Hiking Challenges to Motivate You and Your Family in 2020

Looking for hiking challenges to motivate you to get outside all year round? We’ve compiled a list of awesome, family-friendly […]

Outdoor Family Instagram Accounts We Love to Follow Right Now

Inspiration for the Outdoor Family There is a wide range of amazing outdoor families on Instagram that will make you […]

How to Use Layers to Keep Your Kids Warm and Happy in All Temperatures

We’ve all been hearing it: “It’s too cold to go outside.” However, we believe that getting outside and enjoying nature […]

Support a NonProfit That Creates Community and Connection this #GivingTuesday

A Letter from Hike it Baby Founder, Shanti Hodges I’ll never forget how I felt in October 2013, pulling into […]

The Top Five Experience Gifts for the Outdoor Family

The Benefits of Experience Does this sound familiar? You gift your child a toy for a holiday or their birthday. […]

How to Adjust a Child Carrier for all Body Types

Finding Your Child Carrier Fit Have you ever put on a child carrier and felt the straps digging into your […]

National Take a Hike Day – Insider Advice to Get Your Family on Trail Successfully with Hike it Baby

Celebrating National Take a Hike Day “Hipsters tend to stick to hiking backcountry rivers. They’re less mainstream.” We at Hike […]

Hiking Etiquette Tips for Every Trail

We love this image the National Park Service shared on their Facebook page about hiking etiquette. Although our National Park […]

Babies and Toddlers Lead Trail Cleanup Hikes Across the US and Canada in Hike it Baby’s Annual Together We Hike Event

Celebrating Success by Giving Back To commemorate their sixth anniversary as a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to getting families outdoors, Hike […]

Inspiring Ways to Celebrate the Fall Equinox with Your Family

What is the Fall Equinox? Also called the Autumnal or September equinox, the fall equinox marks the beginning of fall […]

How We Get More Families On Trail With the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge

The goal: thirty miles in thirty days or thirty minutes outside three times a week. Twice a year, the Hike […]

3 Breathtaking kid-friendly trails in Montana

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 Lake Tahoe in the Summer

The clear, crystal blue colors of Lake Tahoe’s waters beckon the call of outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. The nation’s second deepest […]

3 Wonderful hiking venues in Virginia 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 […]

How to keep kiddos cool on trail when hiking in summer

“I want to go home!” whined my almost 3-year-old as he sat down in a huff on the trail. My […]

7 Tips for Safety on Trail With Kids

We adventure with our kids to make memories, but many fear about safety on the trail. The good news is, […]

3 Beautiful Hikes for Families With Kids in Indiana

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

12 adventures in Yosemite National Park for families with kids

Yosemite is an 1,169-square-mile national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It was first protected by President Lincoln in […]

3 Unique places to take kids in Oklahoma

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

3 Great adventures in Minnesota for families with young kids

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

3 Perfect South Dakota Trails 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 Great Hikes for Families With Kids in New Hampshire

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

3 Fun Family-Friendly Hikes in Maine

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

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, […]