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Kids: How-To Guides

There is really no wrong age to take a child on their first backpacking trip, but picking the right trail length and difficulty can be an art. Backpacker’s kids’ how-to guides teach you how to pick, plan and pack for motivating, fun hikes that will leave your kids excited for your next family adventure.

A Wilderness Doctor’s Advice to Keep Your Child Safe on the Trail This Summer

Snakes and heat shouldn't keep your little one locked inside all summer. Here's how to keep them safe in the backcountry.