Rivers, Trails and Wilderness
Listen to President Lyndon B. Johnson's remarks during the creation of the Wild and Scenic Rivers and National Trails Systems.
Wild and Scenic Rivers flow through nearly 12% of wilderness areas; 89 wilderness areas in all protect the land surrounding iconic and obscure rivers like the Rogue, Chattooga, and Pecos. National Trails like the Pacific Crest and Appalachian National Scenic Trails and the Iditarod and Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trails pass through more than 125 wilderness areas.
Explore this river, trail and wilderness map to learn more about where rivers, trails and wilderness areas meet.
Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute--the federal government's wilderness training and research arms, respectively--and the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana.