If you’re finding that your kids need to explore beyond their own backyard — but your not quite sure where to find a socially-distant adventure — we have the answer for you: the AllTrails App! Chances are there is a GREAT trail adventure not too far from your home and this app will help you find it.
Our family started using the AllTrails app in March when we were looking for safe ways to get some fresh air while not venturing too far from home. I had no idea how many trails there were within a five mile radius; or how many trail heads I had driven by every day!
The free version of the app allows you to see user submitted trails nearby and even save your favorites to your account. You can search hiking, biking, or trail running trails and filter by length, rating, and difficulty level. The app makes it easy to find dog and kid-friendly trails. The app easily syncs with your phone’s map apps for driving directions, too. But the best part? Since trails are close to home we don’t need to plan far in advance. On days when the walls are starting to close in and everyone needs to breath, we simply check out the app, grab our sneakers, and get outside.
Sure there are favorites like the NCR Trail on the app, but there are also lesser known (read: less populated and easier to social distance!) trails as well.
Challenge your family to try a new trail every week this summer! When you do, let us know your favorite trails by posting your finds to social media and tagging @coolprogeny!
Happy (Trail) Adventures!
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