Boys running on dirtGoing on a hike barefoot brings new sensations and enjoyment to the activity. Foot sensation trails and parks give opportunity to feel the different textures under your feet as well as the open air around you. Barefoot hiking groups also exist across the United States that meet for regular hikes through different trails.Barefoot trail

When beginning to hike barefoot, it will need to be taken slowly at first. If a child, or adult, is not familiar with going barefoot, it may take some time to learn how to walk properly as shoes don’t allow. Observing rocks and potential hazards through peripheral vision will become easier with experience. Watch this family as they go for a barefoot hike across different terrain and climb rocks.

Most children today prefer to stay inside with different forms of electronic entertainment. Getting outside to play barefoot or just experience nature has benefits from head to foot.