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Hike & Seek Event Overview and Registration Information

Part hike, part scavenger hunt, Hike &Seek is a 1-2 mile hike with activity stations along the way to help your kids explore everything that is fun about nature.

Online registrations are discounted, so register now! Children 3 and over are $7; adults are $12. Children under 3 are FREE! See FAQs for more information about day-of-event pricing.

Drop off donations: You can make a difference! As a Hike & Seek participant, you have the opportunity to support NWF initiatives through fundraising. The funds you collect will support National Wildlife Federation's programs to get kids outdoors and reconnect America's youth with nature. If you register online, you will receive access to your very own Participant Center which contains tips, tools, and resources to make fundraising fun and easy. We also collect donations on-site at the event.

guidebookPick up your Map and Mission Guidebook: This is your entrance ticket to the event! The Hike & Seek Guidebook includes a trail map, locations and descriptions of Stop & Study stations, scavenger hunt checklist and creative activities, local nature facts, and much more!

Please note: Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


Getting On The Trail

In order to comfortably accommodate as many participants on the trail as possible, groups will begin in 10 to 15-minute intervals. We want you to be able to enjoy each stop along your hike!

While you await your hike, you can begin your adventure at Basecamp, where we’ll have fun activities and morning refreshments.


Your Hike & Seek Adventure

How long is the hike? The trail length varies by location. Mosttrails are 1-2 miles in length. Check your location’s page for further details.

What activities are on the trails? Along your hike, you'll encounter five Stop & Study Stations. These stations are manned by a naturalist or volunteer who will have fun facts about nature and exciting activities for your little hiker to enjoy along the way. 

Collect all the stickers: After completing each Stop & Study Station, every child will earn a colorful naturalist sticker for the Map & Mission Guidebook! 

Get tips on what to bring, what to wear, and other ways to prepare for the day >>


At The End Of The Trail

Return to Basecamp for more children's activities and snacks after your hike. All youth hikers will earn a Junior Naturalist badge at the end of the trail.

Fun at Basecamp Includes:badge

  • A nature exhibit with live animals
  • Scavenger hunt information and tips
  • Children's crafts and activities
  • Photos with Ranger Rick®
  • Light snacks
  • Sponsor tents (raffles where applicable)

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