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