May 10, 2010
Great hikes with the kids
A few of my favorite trails with the kids:
Carbonate --this will get the blood going as you climb straight up the mountain, then run the switchbacks down. It's also so much fun to point out different parts of Hailey from way up high. Right now, there are some beautiful wildflowers popping up.
SV Golf Course Trail (across from Penny Hill and the Resort)---not sure if that is the official name, so if anyone knows the official name, please let me know. This is a relatively easy hike to do with kids and offers a big reward in a short time. The view on top of the hill is breathtaking and makes you literally jump for joy that you live here.
Quigley---great for the dogs and the kids. It's a straight up and back trail. Not too scenic, but you could also bring the bikes.
Adams---this one is always a winner. Beautiful during every season and lots of different trails. The "parking lot" might overwhelm you since there will be a lot of cars, but somehow you will never run into a crowd of people. As a bonus, there is a small creek that kids love to play in.
When hiking with kids, be sure to bring lots of water, snacks and a hat. Also, remember that the hike will probably take you twice as long since kids get easily distracted by rocks, bugs, flowers, birds, etc. Enjoy the great outdoors with your child. It will amaze you how much your child will talk during this one-on-one time. A simply perfect way to spend the day.