American Wild: The Hikes

A handful of our favorite hikes brought to you by the Wilderness Act.

Just knowing that wilderness exists gives some people enough satisfaction. Not you. You know the best way to celebrate these places is to track through country so big and wild and raw that it changes you. Think of it like this: Wilderness is having a birthday -- this is your invitation to the party.

Click here to read BACKPACKER's entire package about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.