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.

  • Map and infographics showing the region of the plan, what matters in the Pacific Northwestt (1), what people want in a Northwest Forest Plan (2) and what most voters support in a revised Northwest Forest plan (3). A two page summary of the polls results is below the map and infographics.

  • statewide survey of 600 registered voters in Washington, Oregon and California, with an additional oversample of 200 registered voters in California counties, was conducted by telephone using professional interviewers, including 45% of all interviews conducted via cell phone.

  • “We Can’t Wait: Why we need reform of the federal coal program now,” shows how the industry has been passing on millions in costs every day to the public. The status quo of the program has impacted public lands to the tune of billions of dollars and could multiply if coal companies aren’t held responsible for cleanup as they go bankrupt. Damages due to climate change from mining emissions will cost billions and drinking water for entire cities could be lost to mining or polluted beyond safe drinking levels.