So the trail you want to adventure on says it’s easy. But… is it really? What exactly does “easy” mean? Here is where understanding elevation gain becomes very, very important.
Explorer Falls, also known as Wheeler Falls, is an easy hike up a gravel road that borders the Lake Chaplain Watershed. From the trailhead to the base of the falls is a little over a mile, but is an easy walk for kids and families.
This trail is an uphill climb to the awesome Heybrook Lookout, one of only 106 lookouts left in Washington State. Length: 2.6 miles roundtrip Gain: […read more]
The Lime Kiln Trail is found just outside Granite Falls, WA in Snohomish County. This beautiful trail is full of amazing views and a very […read more]
Located in Lynnwood, WA, try Meadowdale Beach Trail! It’s free, in town, under 3 miles with beach access at the end. Can’t get much better than that!
Scout Cave is just outside Snow Canyon State Park. 4 miles round-trip and just challenging enough for kids. Highlight is the HUGE cave at the end!
Butterfly Trail in Snow Canyon State Park has everything you need to make hiking with kids fun! (Can’t go wrong with a cave at the end!)
Lava Flow Trail in Snow Canyon State Park is a trail that the tweens will love and younger kids can do on their own. This trail brings you to lava tubes and caves! At the end, climb a sandstone mountain to enjoy an overlook of the park.
Taylor Creek trail runs along Taylor Creek, which is found in Kolob Canyon (the northwest section of Zion National Park). 5 miles round-trip, moderate hiking level, but worth every step. A fantastic adventure! (Even the 4 year old made it!)
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah, approximately 2.5-3 hours from St. George, Utah. We decided that we would make this a family […read more]