Luckily, Laure Latham has written a great guide to hiking in the Bay Area with kids big and small. She has selected 100 hikes that span the landscape from the Sonoma Coast to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Each hike is shared through parent eyes, suggesting natural features that will excite kids, warning about areas where caution is required, and showcasing opportunities to easily educate kids about science and ecology. Clear maps from local cartographer Ben Pease make navigating a pleasure.
Her book would be a great holiday or shower present for any new parents who used to hike pre-kids, or those who are discovering hiking as a fantastic family activity.
Check our Latham's website Frogmom for more info on the book and local family-friendly activities.