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 […]

A Daring Adventure: Discovering Dinosaur Tracks

Hike it Baby encourages hiking with kids, and challenges my 4-year-old son, Cole, and I to explore all kinds of […]

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 […]

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 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 with older kids: How to continue the adventures

It happens to all of us eventually. We head out for a hike and suddenly realize while on trail as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Managing Parental Fears: Helicopter parent vs. Free and wild

My family and I spend a lot of time outside. It has been this way since I met my husband. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kids’ Perspective: 5 things kids like about hiking in the rain and cold

Cooler, wet temperatures and shorter days tend to keep families indoors during this time of year. It’s a lot of […]

Raising Trail Heroes: Teaching our Children Trail Stewardship

Having Kids Increased My Appreciation of the Outdoors My husband and I have always been passionate about the outdoors and […]

A is for Alphabet Themed Hikes

Camping under the stars, building stick forts, wadding through the creek, and fishing with Dad have been fond memories of […]

Finding our Favorite Trails

Guest Blogger Melissa Morrison talks about finding nature close to suburban Detroit and what makes certain trails her favorite. When […]

National Nap Day: Hike it out!

When I found out there is a National Nap Day my first thought was: That’s hilarious. I mean, in all […]

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Hikes

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the Trails I never noticed how many shades of green existed in the world until […]

That’s Too Heavy!

Do a Google search for hiking blogs and websites and I can practically guarantee that you’ll soon come across discussions […]

You Know You Are a HiB Hiker When…

Every month we like to share those moments when you think, “You Know You Are a Hike it Baby Hiker […]

Tips for Getting Your Little Ones on Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting families on trail with birth to school aged […]

Leave No Trace Part 1- Plan Ahead and Prepare

As my 10 month old son becomes more and more aware of his surroundings, and is even starting to mimic […]

Keeping Toddlers Grounded in Nature

Coping with toddlers on trail can be difficult at best.  In response to my twonager’s antics, I often find myself […]

6 Reasons Evening Hikes Are Good For Little Night Owls & Parents Alike

Hiking after the sun has set can be a rewarding experience for kids and parents. We’ve hiked as a family […]

Sites We Follow!

We can’t get enough inspiration to get our families outdoors. Our friends that are dedicated to the same cause – […]

You Know You Are a HiB Hiker When…

We asked and you submitted your “You Know You Are a HiB Hiker When…” moments! Do any of these sound […]

Medical Kit Must-Haves For the Day Hiking Family

As many of us know hiking with children brings many challenges. One of these hurdles is always safety. The easiest […]

You Are Not Alone When You Are With Hike it Baby

Lydia tells us how Hike it Baby has impacted her life. How has this community helped you? Haven’t joined us […]

Making the Trail our Own

My boots are sinking into the snow. The wind is curling around my face and I allow myself thirty seconds […]

Toddlers and the Trail

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson This quote is questionably credited to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I’m […]

Hiking with Older Children

Hike it Baby is dedicated to getting families outdoors and on the trails. What do you do when your “baby” […]

Find Your Park in 2016 – January

We are excited to have Alana Dimmick, a Branch Lead for Hike it Baby Eatonville, write a series on U.S. […]

2016 First Day Hike Winner – Martha Rodriguez

Congratulations to Martha Rodriguez! On January 1st, 2016, over 500 Hike it Baby members in 7 countries around the world […]

Trail Etiquette for Kids

As parents, it’s our job to make sure that our children grow up to be good people. We try to […]

Hiking Through the Seasons by Katy Severe

Hiking has been a part of my life for more than fifteen years. I grew up on a farm outside […]

Dehydration on the Trail: Signs, Prevention and Treatment

If you live in an extremely hot climate or are traveling somewhere where the heat is more than you are […]