Hiking with Children


Boga, Steve. Camping and Backpacking with Children. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1995.

Cary, Alice. Parents’ Guide to Hiking & Camping: A Trailside Guide. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997.

Doan, Marlyn. The Sierra Club Family Outdoors Guide: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Bicycling, Water Sports, and Winter Activities with Children. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994.

Foster, Lynne, and Martha Weston. Take a Hike!: The Sierra Club Kid’s Guide to Hiking and Backpacking. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books and Boston: Little, Brown, 1991.

Griffin, Steven A., and Elizabeth May Griffin. Hiking for Kids: A Family Hiking Guide (Outdoor Kids)Minocqua, Wisc.: NorthWord Press, 1996.

Hauserman, Tim. Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children.Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2007.

Hodgson, Michael, and Nicole Hodgson. The Outdoor Family Fun Guide: A Complete Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Nature Watching, Mountain Biking, Skiing, and General Fun Book for Parents and Kids.Camden, Maine: Ragged Mountain Press, 1998.

Hooks, Kristine. Essential Hiking for Teens. New York: Children’s Press, 2000.

Logue, Victoria, Frank Logue, and Mark Carroll. Kids Outdoors: Skills and Knowledge for Outdoor Adventurers. Camden, Maine: Ragged Mountain Press, 1996.

Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Updated and expanded ed. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008.

Nichols, Robin Tawney. Hiking with Kids: Taking Those First Steps with Young Hikers.2nd ed. Guildford, Conn.: Glove Pequot Press, 2006.

Ross, Cindy, and Todd Gladfelter. Kids in the Wild. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1995.

Silverman, Goldie. Backpacking with Babies and Small Children: A Guide to Taking the Kids Along on Day Hikes, Overnighters, and Long Trail Trips. 3rd ed. Berkeley, Calif.: Wilderness Press, 1998.

Van Tilburg, Christopher. Introducing Your Kids to the Outdoors. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2005.

White, Linda, and Fran Lee. Trekking on a Trail: Hiking Adventures for Kids. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2000.


Stoltz, Walkin’ Jim. Come Walk With Me. 1995. (VHS, 32 min.) Wild Wind Records, P.O. Box 6771, Bozeman, Montana 59771.

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