Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Private property: Not such a great place to hike to day hike with kids?

Always ask permission before going on someone’s land. Respect “No Trespassing” signs.

Unless you’re asking a neighbor you know because you want to stay close to home during a walk, there really is no need to hike private property. Public trails abound.

Great public places to day hike with kids include:
g Gem and fossil trails
g BLM land
g National Natural Landmarks
g Wildlife sanctuaries and refuges

Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.