50 Hikes with Kids: California highlights the most kid-friendly trails in the Golden State. It offers all the basics—maps, length of hike, things to see along the trail—plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region’s flora, fauna, and geology.
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. She has 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 train other educators to do the same.