"This post is sponsored by FLYJOY however all opinions are my own."
Last weekend my husband took a Friday off work so we set out to hike the White Tank Mountains. The park is just a short drive from our house, so we took advantage of a full day together and headed out.
We had the best time exploring and our kids did great! I've heard great things about hiking the White Tank mountains with kids, so I was looking forward to some easy trails with our kids.
We love that we get to live in a state where there is so much to do and see. I fully encourage you to take advantage of where ever you live and explore your city or your town! It has something to offer, sometimes you just have to discover it.
Ready for some gorgeous pictures of our hike?
We chose a shorter trail with our kiddos, I suggest finding a trail around 1-2 miles. Easy but not to long with kids. Our kids did great and loved looking at all the plants, cactus and finding critters! Ava was on the hunt for any animal she could find.
Some tips for hiking the White Tank Mountains;
- Go early or after 6pm. Here in Phoenix it's not recommended to hike between the hours of 8 am - 6pm when the temperature of over 90 degrees. So that means so early to beat the heat or go after 6pm when it's not as hot but still a few hours of day light.
- It costs $6 to enter the park. Make sure to bring cash. If the park attendant station is closed to can pay to enter the park in the library across from the entrance into the park.
- For more info visit the park website here.
Tips for hiking with kids;
- Find a shorter trail. The park is marked with signs at each trail that tells you how many miles long each is. I suggest between 1-2 miles for kids.
- Bring lots of water. It's hot in Phoenix, and water is a MUST!
- Bring a snack or two! Kids love snacks and after hiking a while it's nice to have somethings in your pack to give them. We love Fly Joy bars. Not only for their nutritional value but kids also love all the yummy flavors! Coconut & blueberries are some of their faves!
- Bring something to carry your water bottles and snacks in. We use a back pack or I also love this Kammok tote that folds up inside itself when you're not using it.
Want to try Fly Joy bars for yourself? Head on over to Instagram (@andreamworley) I'm giving away 2 boxes of Fly Joy bars some some lucky winners!
We had the best time hiking and can't wait to go again! Have you been hiking lately? If you're in Arizona what are your favorite places to hike?