Welcome to Hiking Along


Hiking Along engages children in exploration of the natural world and encourages them to appreciate and learn about the environment and how humans impact it while hiking on scenic trails around the metro DC region. While hiking, groups of children, preschool to high school, participate in hands-on science activities to learn about their natural surroundings. Eleven different, two mile hikes are offered to engage and teach children about hiking safety, Leave No Trace, nature photography, trees, rocks, deciduous and wetland ecosystems, and animal adaptations.

Visit the hike menu to read descriptions of the eleven themed hikes. Visit the program page for general information about Hiking Along's hikes and programs

Hiking Along leads hikes for:

Girl Scout Troops Church Youth Groups After School Programs
Boy Scout Troops Birthday Parties Play Groups
Public and Private Schools Preschools Families

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