Hike with Kids


The Essential How-to Guide for Parents, Grandparents & Youth Leaders

Hike with Kids will encourage countless families and children to explore the great outdoors.” —Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

Leave No Child Inside! Discover the best ways to share the joys of nature—and the fun of hiking—with kids. Hiking improves the health of children, increases their ability to concentrate, boosts their self-esteem. Truly, it’s a gift from one generation to another to take kids on a hike.

  • Discover which of the Ten Essentials are truly essential, the Six Secrets of Hiking with Kids, and the many ways children benefit from time on the trail.
  • Gear-up with the right stuff (on a budget), learn what to pack and what to wear, and how to pick a hike kids will like.
  • Get tips for hiking with kids of all ages: bringing babies, trekking with toddlers, hiking with tweens and teens.

Give them nature. Give them nurture. Hike smart. Have fun. Complete with The Trailmaster’s Ten-Point Plan for Getting Kids Back on the Nature Trail.

Check out John McKinney’s new 10-book series of Best Day Hikes in California, including HIKE the East Bay and Hike Southern California.

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