If you headed over to hikeitbaby.com last Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning, you may have come across this message:

“Just like your favorite trails, our site needs a break for maintenance. We’ll be back soon! The server maintenance work will take place today, Wednesday (1/22) 10 pm – 1am PST.”

And this wasn’t just any ol’ website maintenance check. Big updates were coming to Hike it Baby that we have been working on for months, and we are so excited to finally share them with you! If you haven’t seen the new HikeitBaby.com website updates, check them out now! You’ll see our new front page; our updated Mission, Vision and Values; and, thanks to our partnership with L.L.Bean, you’ll see the Family Trail Guide, the first FREE nationwide trail guide created for families by families.


The NEW HikeitBaby.com

As Hike it Baby grows and evolves, we continue to work toward ensuring that our core resources, like our website, newsletter, calendar and blog, support the communities that you have all helped cultivate. This upgrade isn’t just about a brand new look. We’ve also made sure the site is mobile-friendly, making it more accessible and showcasing key resources for our members and ambassadors.


Our updated Mission, Vision and Values

Together, the HiB Board of Directors and Leadership Team have worked to create a more consistent message about HiB and our place in the lives of parents and families. We hope our update Mission, Vision and Values will mean a clearer and more impactful telling of the HiB story.


The Family Trail Guide

The Family Trail Guide is here — made possible by the partnership between Hike it Baby and L.L.Bean. The guide caters specifically to families hiking with young children and is a free extensive list of hiking trails around the U.S. to help families enjoy the outdoors together.

The Family Trail Guide offers families descriptions of the trails, current photos and other essential trail details important for little walkers. This is an evolving guide that will continue to grow as trails are shared on the site by local ambassadors and hike hosts.

Find a trail in the guide and make sure to share your adventures with us on social media using the hashtags #familytrailguide and #beanoutsider.



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