Our recommended family trips are great opportunities for families with school age children to travel as a family, enjoy amazing hiking destinations, and to feel confident that what you're embarking on is appropriate for your family. The main criteria we use to determine a good family trip are the difficulty of the hiking (easy to moderate), the weight of the backpacks (10-20 pounds), and flexibility with itineraries. Active, strong children 12 and older can certainly enjoy additional trips, so these are merely suggestions. Finally, appropriateness of a trip is subjective and should be determined on a case by case basis by evaluating the nature and demands of the trip, and the fitness and experience of your family.
Please note: we require children to be 12 years of age or older to join scheduled group trips; families with children younger than 12 are asked to book private trips.
Feel free to give us a ring at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!