Through forty-five curated hikes with maps and photographs, Hiking with Kids Southern California provides more than just a collection of easy hikes for families. It’s a collection of bucket-list explorations to enjoy from toddlerhood through the teen years across the diverse landscapes and unique ecosystems of southern California. Let award-winning family travel writer Shelly Rivoli be your guide as your family hits the trail in five national parks, as well as several state and city parks, natural preserves, and national forests.)
In a sheltered redwood canyon on the coastline of Big Sur, Shelly Rivoli enjoyed her first camping trip as a mom with her husband and daughter of three months. She quickly learned from day hikes, camping trips, lengthy road trips, and overseas travel with her growing family, that getting out the door with children isn’t easy—but exploring the wonders awaiting on its other side is everything. Shelly’s award-winning travel writing has guided families on adventures throughout her home state of California and abroad. Her family travel tips and advice have been quoted in numerous publications, including Redbook, Real Simple, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, and the L.A. Times.