50 Hikes with Kids Utah and Nevada
by Wendy Gorton; Hailey Terry
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023
Discover kid-friendly trails in Utah and Nevada with this extensive guidebook offering maps, length of hike, and simple scavenger hunts along the trail—plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region’s flora, fauna, and geology.Handcrafted for caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Utah and Nevada. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under five miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map kids can navigate on their own; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail.
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Average rating from 17 members
This is a really cool book and super well put together! The design is perfect with a description of the kind of bike/adventure, a trail map with info about how difficult the hike is (length, elevation…) and each hike has a scavenger hunt of cool animals/plants… to look for on the way. Such a great way to help kids get excited about hiking and time outdoors! We are moving back to Nevada this summer and I can’t wait to use this on our travels around the state! I will have to make sure to have it with me for our travels to Utah as well!
I loved this book. It had a beautiful layout, and tons of great pictures. I liked that it had directions to each location, as well as scavenger hunts while you’re there. It also rated the hikes from easy to difficult and how long they were. It mentioned camp grounds and local restaurants as well as parking fees and so much more!
As a Nevada native I was a little sad to see most of north and west Nevada left bare. We have a ton of great spots.
Otherwise this was a perfect book for families looking to explore our gorgeous areas.
This is an excellent resource for anyone with kids who love the outdoors or adults looking for shorter, easier hikes. Some of them look pretty difficult though!
I loved the format of describing "Your Adventure", breaking down the details of how long, elevation, difficulty, best season to go, if there are restrooms, fees and nearby food.
Each hike has a scavenger hunt with pictures which my kid would really enjoy and I'm glad they included this piece.
I have a long list of hikes to do with my 6 year old thanks to this book!
The amount of thought and time that went into this book is incredible. If you are wanting to get outdoors with your kids but don’t know where to start, this book gives every bit of information you need. Not only does it have maps, directions, parking information and trail difficulty, it also includes a scavenger hunt for your kids to keep them entertained. I absolutely love everything about this book. Definitely recommending to everyone who has kids.
This was a very good look at local Southwest trails that are easy enough for kids and families to hike together. The author included thorough information on the trails, equipment needed, and sights that can be seen along the way. This resource will be a huge help when traveling and should accompany any hiker, but especially those with kids.
The invisible title for “50 Hikes With Kids (Utah/Nevada)” should also be “50 Hikes With Grandma & Grandpa” since, well, we older folks just love moderate hikes and scavenger hunts, too, when the out-of-state kids come to visit.
This is such a delightful, beautifully illustrated book for active parents who want to introduce their kids to the love of the outdoors. The organization of the hikes (by state, central location, difficulty and length) is well done, but the addition of organizing by features (“waterfalls — we want to see waterfalls!”) and by season (wildflower/fall color time!) are brilliant additions. As these young mom authors assure you, no hike is longer than 5 miles or has an elevation change of more than 1200 feet (see, perfect for the grandparents, too!) The individual trail maps that highlight features (look — there’s a bench coming up where we can sit; or trail splits — stay right) are more unique elements usually not seen in handbooks. Each trail adventure has a scavenger hunt — not overly complicated — a flower, a geological site, a bird — but something that will keep the entire party engaged beyond “are we at the end yet?”
I just loved this handbook and I realized that Wendy Gordon already has a similar book for California (where our kids are). Also looking forward to an edition in the Midwest (Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan) where we visit other relatives. This is a terrific series! 5 stars!
Thank you to Timber Press and NetGalley for a free advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review!
The cover of this book had me thinking this was going to be an illustrated guide but it actually uses real life photography. The hike information gives you maps and details things like how difficult each is and what you can expect to see on your journey.
This book series would be good for families who like adventure, travel, nature and the outdoors 🌲🪨
I love this handy guide! I already picked a Utah hike to do tomorrow.
I hope the library gets a copy of this one because I will need to go through and pick a few others going forward. This is just wonderful. It has everything and it is put together in a super cute and useful way.
I liked the way this book was laid out. It gave a short description of the trail, pertinent information, as well as a scavenger hunt of things to look for. It's great for both kids and adults honestly.
The perfect guide to find great trails and hikes this summer! My favorite thing to do with my 3 nieces is go for hikes on Saturday mornings, and this had all the information we needed. Great details including levels of difficulty, distances, bathrooms, etc. The photos are gorgeous, and there's a great variety of places so you can pretty much find a location no matter where in the two states you're located. I'll definitely be ordering a physical copy that we can use as a bucket list guide! I also want the Oregon one for when I go home to visit!!!
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. This was a fun read with great photos along with interesting facts. I liked that the book had the shape of the trail along with how many miles and back,weather conditions, and great places to eat among other pertinent information.
50 Hikes with Kids, Utah and Nevada, is a comprehensive and well organized guide to kid-friendly trails in Utah and Nevada. You can pick trails based on length (all under 5 miles), elevation difficulty, location, or highlights (ie caves or lakes), depending on the ability and interest of your group. There is a general prep guide for less experienced hikers and a section about digital tools, such as apps that offer lots of inside info.
There are maps, tons of info about each trail, flora and fauna you may see, and much more. There is so much information here, and tons of beautiful pictures. This should be in libraries to encourage kids to healthy hobbies, and any family vacation that is visiting this area should include this useful guide!
[Thanks Netgalley and Timber Press for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest review on the book!]