PORTLAND, Ore. -- "Hike It Baby" started with just a few local moms, and now, through social media, the group has 700 members.
Organizers Shanti Hodges and Heather Sparks say taking babies out in the woods is great for their health and that of their parents.
It can also help babies' brain development, they say.
The group color codes their hikes according to parent fitness level.
"Hike It Baby" also schedules classes for things like wilderness survival and infant CPR.
It's free to join the group and take part in their hikes. Group members say all family members are welcome to join.