Hiking with Kids – an age by age guide.

Hiking as a family is a great way to connect to your children at any age. Time spent in nature is good for the body, mind and spirit and brings people together in a very special way. 

Always remember: kids aren’t as resilient as adults, they’ll enjoy their time a lot more if they are kept warm, dry, hydrated, and full.

  • Use proper footwear (already broken in), bring extra socks just in case
  • Dress in layers, they can always be removed
  • Bring trail friendly snacks; trail mix, crackers, granola bars, etc..
  • Bring lots of water! (If you are coming out to our guided hikes, please bring a refillable water bottle and we will being extra water!)
Family on a hike on country road

Hiking with a toddler? Definitely!

REI Co-op has put together a fabulous guide for hiking with your children at all ages and stages. 

 

 

 

 

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