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Discover kid-friendly trails in Texas 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 Texas highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in the Lone Star State. 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.
About the Author
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and inspire other educators to do the same.
Nina Palmo is a sociologist, university lecturer, and outdoor enthusiast. She spent her childhood in Finland and Michigan before making her way to Texas. Her favorite childhood memories include ice skating on frozen ponds during Finnish winters and taking camping road trips with her extended family across the United States. She now lives in the Austin, Texas area with her husband, two daughters, and an adventure dog. As a family, they believe that a good education means developing a sense of curiosity, wonder, and connection with the world around you, and that nature is the perfect place to make this happen. They love to hike, camp, and explore the natural beauty of Texas and beyond. Follow Nina on social media @raisingwildflowerkids.
“For those who love adventure and want to hike with the whole family, check out 50 Hikes with Kids Texas for the best hikes under five miles and 900 ft elevation. This tactile guide includes maps for kids, bathroom locations, and all the inside info. Your little ones’ curiosity will be inspired as you get them to help you plan your next adventure.”—Texas Lifestyle Magazine