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New Hampshire Trails

Solitude in America

The BACKPACKER map team along with the help of regional experts and cartographers plotted roads, cities, and airports--and the wilderness areas farthest away from them--to find the most remote locations in the Lower 48.

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Location: 44.1351089, -110.0834732

Most Remote Spot in the Moutain West: Wilderness Thorofare Region: According to our research, this is the most remote spot in the Lower 48. Biologists say it’s the best place to see North America’s most elusive predator, the wolverine.


Location: 36.3569832, -118.4697418

Most Remote Spot in California: Unnamed lake near Coyote Pass in Sequoia National Park


Location: 48.3390541, -92.1813202

Most Remote Spot in the Midwest: Campsite Near Takucmich Lake in the Boundary Waters.


Location: 48.9766617, -121.4793396

Most Remote Spot in the Northwest: Unnamed lake in North Cascades National Park


Location: 46.3033257, -69.5463638

Most Remote Spot in Northeast: Allagash Lake, Maine


Location: 35.4123039, -84.0274048

Most Remote Spot in the Southeast: Big Fodderstack, TN


Location: 24.6382122, -82.920784

Farthest Park from a Road: Dry Tortugas National Park


Location: 38.0736656, -119.6504898

Most Remote Ranger Station in Yosemite National Park: Wilma Lake


Location: 37.6048622, -110.0087662

Darkest Skies in the West: Natural Bridges National Park, according to the International Dark-Sky Association


Location: 48.2624054, -88.2619324

Most Remote Spot in Least-Visited Park in the Lower 48: Gull Islands, 10 miles off the main island at Isle Royale National Park


Location: 48.5511742, -113.5707932

Quiest Spot in the West: Upper Nyack Campsite in Glacier National Park, according to Les Blomberg of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse


Location: 38.6677017, -100.9174042

Most Remote Park in Kansas: Lake Scott State Park


Location: 44.1878395, -71.5692902

Most Remote AMC Hut: Galehead Hut, White Mountains


Location: 46.3904533, -103.315918

Most Remote High Point in Lower 48: North Dakota’s 3,506-foot White Butte.


Location: 37.2684631, -110.6949844

Most Remote Canyon in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area: Alcove Canyon


Location: 40.2196846, -124.3105316

Most Remote Beach: The Lost Coast’s Cooskie Creek Beach


Location: 45.5616226, -69.2349548

Most Remote AT Shelter: Logan Brook Lean-To in Maine


Location: 28.9833488, -103.1829987

Most Remote Designated Campsite on US/Mexico Border: Talley Campsite, Big Bend National Park


Location: 37.9868431, -106.931221

Most Remote CO Fourteener: San Luis Peak in La Garita Wilderness


Location: 48.9259796, -120.7669983

Most Remote Spot on Pacific Crest Trail: Hopkins Lake in Pasayten Wilderness

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