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The look in a child’s eyes as they discover the wonders of the natural world can warm the heart of any outdoor lover.

But for parents, there’s a lot more to it than a cute moment in the forest. Before the joy of getting outside with our kids, there’s the daunting reality of bringing them into the wild. There are new things to experience, but there also new challenges to overcome.

This is why Hike It Baby was created. Hike it Baby is a global community focused on getting families outside in a fun, safe, and supportive group setting. The Hike It Baby website provides a variety of ways for you to get involved. You can attend local group hikes for kids and families or become an ambassador to organize and lead local group events and hikes.

30 Heartwarming Hiking Pictures of Kids from Hike it Baby

Children are wide-eyed and enchanted by the things that we often take for granted when we get out to hike or camp. They help us to remember why we love to spend time in these places so much to begin with. With the help of our friends at Hike It Baby, we’ve compiled a bunch of adorable hiking pictures of kids with their parents.





We’re so inspired by these parents who are willing to venture out with their little ones, to show them how beautiful and fun it is out there!

Maybe, through these images, we can all be reminded to revel a little more in the small joys we encounter during our next outdoor adventure.

1. A bird? A plane? A kid just loving the desert.

young girl balances midair on tree branch, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

2. Discovering the silky feel of wet moss on rocks.

mother and daughter feeling wet rocks on hike, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

3. Pure joy.

smiling baby on tree stump next to mom, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

4. Hiking buddies for life.

two toddler hikers holding hands on the trail, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

5. Stump? Chair? What is the difference?

three young kids playing in hollow tree stump, via hike it baby

Photo by Deanna Curry

6. Cooling off by the creek.

mom washing young child's feet in stream, via hike it baby

Photo by Jessica Human

7. I’ve got your back.

two toddlers in baby carriers holding hands on their moms, via hike it baby

Photo by Michelle Pearl Gee

8. Love you, Mom.

toddler in baby carrier kissing hiking mom on the cheek, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

9. Couldn’t resist recreating the Lion King.

from behind: mom safely holding baby in air over canyon edge, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

10. Let’s build a fort.

a group of young children hauling a large stick in the forest, via hike it baby

Photo by Ali Chandra

11. Hiking is great when you can hitch a ride.

hiking family smiles with toddlers in back carriers, via hike it baby

Photo by Ashley Schneider

12. Ants on a log.

11 young children sit in a row on a log in the forest, via hike it baby

Photo by Ali Chandra

13. Beauty magnified.

young girl holds magnifying glass up at sunset, via hike it baby

Photo by Jennifer Campbell

14. Hide and Seek — Forest Edition.

mom playing hide and seek with young son by waterfall, via hike it baby

Photo by Michelle Pearl

15. Just don’t look down, kid.

mom repels down slot canyon with baby in chest carrier, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

16. River stone stepping = playing lava in the wild.

young boy crosses river rocks on foot in woods, via hike it baby

Photo by Ali Chandra

17. Keep your eyes on the skies.

from behind: two young girls with backpacks hold hands over red rocks, via hike it baby

Photo by Deanna Curry

18. Forest Friends

two families hike together on forest trail, via hike it baby

Photo by Michelle Pearl

19. No matter how old you are, it feels amazing to reach the summit.

hikers of all ages with arms raised celebrating a grand canyon hike, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

20. Aimlessly wandering.

young boy in red hooded jacket walks over smooth rocks at sundown, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer 

21. Exploring forest of cacti and rivers of sand.

from behind: young brother and sister walk desert path at sunset, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer 

22. Quiet moments on the trail.

mother breastfeeding young son on red dusty hiking path, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

23. Shared Happiness

two moms holding young children in the forest, via hike it baby

Photo by Tais Kulish

24. Squirrel Meets Baby

young boy holds leaf out to curious squirrel as sisters and dad looks on, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

25. All work and all play.

multiple families hiking in jackets on woody hillside, via hike it baby

Photo by Jason Quigley

26. Are we there yet?

two moms use map to navigate as 4 young children watch on, via hike it baby

Photo by KWP

27. Balancing Acts

dad balances baby on log in forest, via hike it baby

Photo by Ahly Berry

28. Peek-a-Boo!

baby peeks sleepy eyes out of mom's carrier on a desert hike, via hike it baby

Photo by Laura Castro

29. A beginners course for climbing.

mom helps young child climb up to family on large forest rock, via hike it baby

Photo by Michelle Pearl Gee

30. You can fly!

smiling mom holding son in airplane pose over canyon, via hike it baby

Photo by Arika Bauer

 

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  • Lindy Callahan

    Lindy Callahan

    Lindy Callahan is a writer at The Dyrt. Utah is her home state, but she currently lives and explores in the Pacific Northwest. Her writing focuses on the way that the places we are drawn to shape our individual and collective identities. She is working on an MFA in nonfiction writing at Oregon State University. On the weekends you can usually find her hiking the coast range with her partner, Mike, and their dog, Phil Collins.