The United States has some of the best natural scenery in the world and to the surprise of many parents, there are a ton of amazing family hikes allowing hikers of all ages to enjoy their own adventure. Whether you are exploring the green spaces around town or traveling with your family around the country, hiking with your baby or toddler is a great way to experience the wonders of nature through your tiny co-pilot’s eyes.
Now it’s time to find the best hiking spot for your family adventure. Here are five places - including parks and trails - where you and your little explorers can stretch your legs worry-free.
Pro tip: All of these hikes are made especially smooth with the Bugaboo Fox 3, our all-terrain stroller.
The High Line - New York City, NY
This elevated park is situated on a piece of an old NYC railway and is now home to plenty of greenery and unexplored treasures. Spanning from Chelsea Market to the 10th Avenue Square and Overlook, the 1.45 mile High Line stretch is packed with seating nooks, overlooks, rotating art installations, and creative landscaping that will offer your tiny co-pilot the perfect city adventure. There are also 3 stroller-friendly elevator entrances and ramps throughout the trail.
Griffith Park - Los Angeles, CA
One of LA's hidden gems, Griffith Park has it all: a merry-go-round, observatory, old train park and of course, trails - a lot of them. Grab your little adventurer and embark on a fun stroller ride while enjoying the sights. You’ll come across a variety of plants, small waterfalls and more.
Presidio Ecology Trail - San Francisco, CA
For a walk among gorgeous wildflowers without even leaving the city, head to the Ecology Trail near the Arguello Gate in the Presidio. This former military post has been transformed into a modern day 1,500-acre public park. You and your crew will be in awe at the dozens of varieties of flowers blooming, plenty of colorful birds and butterfly species that you can spot on your walk. The Presidio is super stroller-friendly with a lot of trails for exploring and amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Walt Disney Museum and scenic neighborhoods.
Limberlost Trail - Virginia
Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park - home to lots of bucket list hikes - is a fantastic destination to get outside as a family. Limberlost is a stroller-friendly and easy Shenandoah hike (1.3 mile) through a tree-filled, flat section of the national park. Let the adventure begin!
White Rock Lake - Dallas, TX
At almost 10 miles, the White Rock Lake trail is breathtakingly beautiful and offers postcard-perfect skyline scenes, sailboats, turtles, ducks and plenty of benches to take a break for some snacks, or just enjoy the views. This trail runs along the backside of the Dallas Arboretum, which is perfect for a pre-nap visit.