Comfy shoes? Check. Backpack? Check. Stroller? Check. Hiking buddies who think it’s great when you bring your young kids on the trail? Not always easy to find. Thankfully, there’s good news for hikers with children: Hike it Baby has a Birmingham chapter for all of the nature enthusiasts who want to share their love with their children.
The non-profit organization is dedicated to getting new families outdoors and on trails across the United States and internationally. To achieve their mission, they host family-friendly hikes and walks all over the place. The hikes are all capped at 5 miles to ensure even the littlest members of the family can participate. Events can be anything from hiking on a trail, walking through the city, or wandering the neighborhood with strollers. For avid hikers, some of the more difficult treks may be carrier-only.
Hike it Baby is an all-inclusive community. All are welcome, from the newest baby to the eldest of the family. Nannies, grannies, parents, and caregivers of all ages are invited to join.
Join their Facebook group to find out about upcoming hikes.
Hiking with a baby? Check our baby carrier guide.