Minimal-Impact Camping and Hiking: Go Gently Into That Good Land

To preserve America’s wilderness, it is important for campers and hikers to avoid disturbing the land and the wildlife. Following these practices for low-impact hiking, campsite selection, and waste disposal is a good place to start.

Hikers and rocks
When climbing steep and unstable slopes, avoid treading on wet soil; if possible, walk on rocks, uncrusted sand, and snow.