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If you want your family hikes to be fun for the entire family, remember the kids need some stimulation along the trail. Try to find a route that offers plenty of interesting things to see and do along the trail, like waterfalls, rivers, historic sites and such, to keep the kids from getting bored along the way.
Make sure you stop frequently, too, even if it's just to look under a rock, behind a tree, or watch a bird in flight. The kids will enjoy the breaks, and it will keep their attention. If they get bored on longer hikes, plan shorter hikes from a base camp instead.
Plan your hikes with the kids in mind, you you'll enjoy family hikes that everyone can appreciate.