Top Experiences in the Wild

Experience hiking, backpacking and all kinds of outdoor recreation in places The Wilderness Society is working to protect.

Whether it’s in America’s wild west, its eastern forests or its Arctic frontier — you may find your next wild adventure among our top experiences.

Top activities

Whether you're looking for a backcountry journey or some family-friendly fun, we've found some places that just might work for your next wild adventure.

Top places

Our top places are some of the wildest, most rugged and most pristine places in America. At Wilderness, we spend a lot of time in these places, working to protect them. We hope that you'll find among this list the next wild place you want to explore.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

  • Max Greenberg

    The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

    But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.

  • Jennifer Dickson

    The court rejected a claim by Elko County Nevada that it owns a road, commonly known as the South Canyon Road, at the edge of the Jarbidge Wilderness within the federally managed Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The ruling officially disapproved a 2001 settlement agreement between the United States and Elko County that would have given the county the right-of-way.