This is a group for parents with younger kids who want to explore the great outdoors (with their kids) in the South Bay and Santa Cruz. Kids enjoy hiking more when they have similar aged friends to hike with. We combine hiking with good ol' fashion nature exploration and play along the way. We typically meet once a month for a shortish hike (2-3 miles) that includes stops along the way for snacks and exploration.
Our hikes are often single track, windy trails and sometimes with obstacles along the way. This is partly intentional, as it helps keep kids engaged in the hike. Wide, paved trails tend to be less interesting for kids. So, most of our hikes are not stroller friendly. If you have a younger child who may not be able to hike long distances a child carrier is recommended.
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