Mountaineers Books Best Hikes with Kids: St. Louis and Beyond


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A full-color guide packed with tips and strategies for hiking families, Best Hikes with Kids: St. Louis and Beyond gets kids outside and on the path to a lifelong connection with the outdoors.


  • Guide is divided into 4 sections: in and around the city of St. Louis, destinations in nearby Illinois, trails in northwest St. Louis County, and locales farther south
  • Hike descriptions point out things of interest to kids, such as unique geology (caves and sinkholes), places for a quick splash in a creek, or spots to hunt for lizards
  • Parents will appreciate cautions about sharp drop-offs or tips for potty time on the trail
  • Includes tips and strategies for hiking with kids—how to motivate them, what's appropriate for different ages—as well as sidebars with games, nature facts and more
  • 'Best of' lists highlight groups of top 5 hikes with special features to help parents select trips their kids will enjoy
  • Access details including GPS trailhead coordinates and info on permits, fees and other info, like barrier-free or ADA-accessible trails and suitability for jogging strollers
  • Direct and accurate driving directions and notes on public transit options are provided where available
  • Full color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Author Kathy Schrenk formed a social media group for parents who wanted to join her and her 3 kids on hikes around St.Louis—a few years later, it has thousands of members

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7.5 x 5 inches


Kathy Schrenk

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