4 Helpful Sites for Planning Your Next Family Hiking Trip

A hiking adventure can provide your family with an exciting bonding experience. It will also give everyone in the family memories that will last for years to come. There are as many tips for hiking and things to remember as there are places and ways to go hiking. When you’re planning on putting on your boots, strapping on your backpacks and heading out on your way, it is important you know as much as you can about your destination, including the basics of hiking in your desired area.

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Here are 4 helpful sites for planning your next family hiking trip:

KidsCanTravel.com

Kids Can Travel offers some good information on traveling with children – from babies to teenagers. On their site you’ll find tips and information regarding hiking and walking trips with kids and as a family. Along with hiking and walking destinations around the world, Kids Can Travel also offers a laundry list of tips for hiking with the family; topics like selecting the right trip, plotting your route, travel gear, packing tips and health and safety.

WildlandTrekking.com

The Wildland Trekking Company is a travel company that sets up guided tours throughout the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls, Utah, Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Rocky Mountains. This site is great for anyone planning a hiking trip, even if you don’t plan on purchasing a guided tour from the company. You’ll find great descriptions of some of the premiere hiking destinations in the United States, plus a lot of great pictures and videos to keep your imagination churning.

BackRoads.com

BackRoads is a company offering active tour expeditions around the world. They have locations throughout the world that offer cycling, hiking and anything else in the way of an active travel agenda. Similar to Wildland Trekking, you do not have to purchase anything from this site to get some helpful family hiking tips. Browsing around the BackRoads site will give you an idea of all the different types of hiking adventures that are out there waiting for you. They also have a section of guest reviews, where you can read the adventures of other travelers and get some good ideas.

TripAdvisor.com

TripAdvisor is a great site for reviews from real travelers who have been to the places you are going and can offer genuine advice and criticism regarding these places. This is a great resource for researching areas to hike as well as a great place to find companies you’re thinking about going to for your hiking necessities and read their customer reviews. TripAdvisor is known worldwide and there are several (sometimes in the hundreds) reviews on places and companies throughout the world. 

Isaac Sanger is a writer for Cascade Healthcare Solutions, an online seller of medical supplies for individuals and medical professionals. Visit Cascadehealthcaresolutions.com to learn more.

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27 Responses to “4 Helpful Sites for Planning Your Next Family Hiking Trip”

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful sites. Family hiking can be a great way to bond together and spend some quality time. I will surely check out these sites. :)

  2. Family hiking can be loads of fun if well-planned. Thanks for sharing these sites and saving my time for doing the search:)

  3. Thanks a lot for providing this great info. I have always enjoyed hiking with my family and those are memorable moments. Will check these out soon.

  4. Living the city life can be tiring, you’ll miss the good old days when camping was the in thing not video games and the internet. This will surely help me plan a weekend out with the family. Just me, them and nature! Thank you for sharing this!

  5. My brother was thinking of some action packed family holiday. Hiking can indeed serve our purpose, and the sites seem to be packed with all the relevant information. I will check them out, and plan well for my hiking trip. Thanks for this information.

  6. I find your blog so helpful. I actually consider the site you gave for hiking travel with my family. I tried to visit it and it really gave me some useful ideas. Most especially about how far kids can walk. I realized that if we do this, I should pick an amazing place where we do not have to walk for longer hours just to find another resting shed. Cool! Thanks for sharing this!

  7. I checked out these sites that you included here on your blog. Those tips were such great help. I even kept them bookmarked so I can just simply visit them when we plan to make a family adventure together. Safety first, right? Thanks for sharing this with us!

  8. TripAdvisor.com is actually really great. We’ve booked our trips with them countless times already and they don’t dissapoint either.

  9. The United States’ tallest dunes are found in of all places Colorado, tucked against the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
    Between the westerly winds and some unique geological circumstances the main dune field has spread across about 30 square miles, with dune heights reaching above 700 feet.

  10. Well, thanks for this great guide to hike in winters. During winters it can be a bit difficult to go in hiking, but with the tips you have mentioned hear in this post, it surely will be an easier task.

  11. Great post. Hiking with the family can be an immensely rewarding experience when the needs of everyone are taken into account. It is important to be aware of the abilities and limitations of the entire family and to alleviate any concerns and difficulties each individual may encounter when hiking.

  12. Thanks for sharing this, i was actually planning for family trip, because family hiking can be a remarkable n remember-able if well-planned, In winter it can be task to go in hiking but with the help of your tips this is gonna be a easy task. so i am surely gonna check this out

  13. This was such a great article – thank you. As a new blogger, I sometimes feel like everyone is already at the next level so it was good to get some advice for family hiking trip.
    Thanks for share this post.

  14. Hiking has always fascinated me and family hiking is all the more enticing . These sites seem to have all the relevant information required for family hiking . Facilitative share .

  15. Great Post. Most people avoid hiking in the winter due to obvious concerns. Realistically, the weather does not provide an ideal set up for doing outdoor activities, such as hiking.

  16. A hiking adventure can provide your family with an exciting bonding experience. It will also give everyone in the family memories that will last for years to come.
    Thanks for share this post.

  17. Always pack out dirty diapers. Do not burn or bury diapers, as this is very harmful to the environment. When packing for your trip be sure to pack more diapers than you think you will need and realize that they will be heavier (and bigger) when you pack them out than when you pack them.

  18. Leonardo N. Graves Reply 02. Feb, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Scott Cundy, owner and co-founder, grew up hiking and backpacking with his family in New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming. He’s sure backcountry hiking is severely contagious and doesn’t have any known cure, because once afflicted with it the constant desire to “get out” has plagued him his whole life. He has a degree in English and has worked in the adventure travel profession most of his career. He’s ventured professionally to 13 countries throughout North America, Europe, the South Pacific, and Central America. For five years Scott also enjoyed facilitating leadership development seminars and workshops with two training companies, Odyssey Performance Enhancement Network and Klemmer and Associates.

  19. Some parks, like Yosemite, are so popular that they have spawned websites, such as Yosemitehikes.com, dedicated to providing information on hikes specific to the particular park. Other sites, like HikingUpward.com, focus on hikes in a particular state, in this case Virginia.

  20. Spending the night outdoors is a totally different experience for children than being outdoors during the day. The star filled skies, listening to the call of an owl in the dark and eating breakfast near an alpine lake are all possible moments to share with your child when you venture out on an overnight backpacking trip.

  21. Great list of useful hiking websites – thanks – maybe hiking will be our next family holiday!

  22. I am planning to go to some best destination with my sister. Thanks for your guide.

  23. I love everything in this article! The trip, activities most especially the campfires, chocolates and others great stuff for the kids. And of course the scrapbook for everything that has been – this is a very special way to get reminded of the special moment you had with the family. Thank you for this article, indeed a great read!

  24. Hi, cool post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will probably be subscribing to your blog.

    Make hiking goals reasonable. Start early in the day when everyone is well rested. Keep them fed and hydrated.

  25. A hiking trip with the family and sleeping outdoors is fantastic for family bonding. It is essential however to plan well before setting off. Do all the research first so you know where you are going, where you intend to sleep and how long it may take you to cover any given distance. Make sure you carry sufficient food and especially water if the weather is hot.

  26. I love everything in this article! The trip, activities most especially the campfires, chocolates and others great stuff for the kids. And of course the scrapbook for everything that has been – this is a very special way to get reminded of the special moment you had with the family. Thank you for this article, indeed a great read!

  27. Great advise.. Hubby and the kids love to get outdoors but never been brave enough to go for a hike.. thanks for posting.