Hiking the Wilderness Loop in Palm Desert

Hiking the Wilderness Loop with Kids

The Wilderness Loop Trail is a highly entertaining and scenic hike in Palm Desert. This kid-friendly Palm Desert hiking trail is one of the Living Desert hiking trails at the Palm Springs Zoo, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is some gimmicky zoo hike.

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Ryan Mountain Hike with Kids in Joshua Tree National Park

Ryan Mountain Trail is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree

The Ryan Mountain Trail is one of the best hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. It’s a short, steady uphill hike to the second tallest mountain within Joshua Tree. Hiking up a mountain may sound daunting, but rest easy… you can enjoy the Ryan Mountain hike with kids.

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Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park Solo

image of the sign along the route to Angels Landing summit in Utah

Though I love traveling with kids, I’m the first to say that at times I do miss the days of traveling pre-kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling with kids and wouldn’t have it any other way, but there are usually things we’d like to do that are impossible with kids. I do not often like to admit that things are “impossible” with kids, but I would not hike Angels Landing with kids.

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Palm Springs with Kids

image of two kids hiking in Palm Springs

Looking for a fun and easy place for a family vacation? You will love a trip to Palm Springs with your kids. Blessed with palm trees and blue skies, family-friendly Palm Springs is a charming, small city with a pleasant desert climate.

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Joshua Tree National Park with Kids

image of two kids at the top of Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree NP

We enjoy teaching our kids to appreciate the beauty of nature, so hiking in Joshua Tree National Park was a perfect fit. A lot of people come spend one day in Joshua Tree, but if you have the time, there are enough enjoyable things to do in Joshua Tree National Park with kids to fill several days.

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Hiking Devil’s Garden Loop Trail with Kids in Arches National Park

hiking devils garden loop in Arches NP with kids

The Devil’s Garden Loop Trail in Arches National Park has some of the park’s most outstanding scenery. Unfortunately for families with smaller kids, it is also one of the most difficult hikes within the park. This doesn’t mean that you need to stay away though; you can easily do a lot of this trail and enjoy some epic scenery along the way.

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Lower Emerald Pool Trail in Zion National Park

zion national park hikes - Lower Emerald Pool Trail

The Lower Emerald Pool is an easy hike in Zion National Park along a paved walking trail to a waterfall flowing into an emerald pool of water. After crossing the Virgin River on a fun half-moon bridge, the Emerald Pools trail begins to climb slowly up the side of the mountain through a well-treed patch of forest.

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Riverside Walk in Zion National Park

riverside walk zion national park

The Riverside Walk is an excellent easy Zion hike with tons of epic scenery with very little effort required. Alongside the Riverside Walk, it really feels like Zion National Park is just showing off… the scenery is really incredible.

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