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.

  • The Wilderness Society 2015 Annual Report

  • For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest. Parcels often end up in the hands of some of Idaho’s biggest industries, while others have been turned into gravel pits, strip malls and even exclusive private fishing retreats and lakeshore hideaways for those wealthy enough to buy them.

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