Welcome Wildlings

Ladies, we are so excited you are here.

Are you ready to book your next adventure? We are ready to take you hiking, kayaking, or camping in the Midwest. We do the planning and provide all the gear. You show up ready to get your Adventure On!

What is a Wildling?

Put simply, a Wildling is someone who loves hanging out in nature and isn’t afraid to have a little adventure.

Our community is full of Wildlings, and our goal is to bring more of them with us on our journeys.

Upcoming Adventures

Hike and Forest Bathing

Dates: June 5, July 10, and Nov 5 
Time: 9am – Noon CST

Get your WILD ON with us to kick off the Hiking Season.

Kathleen Aharonoi, The Human Ecologist, will be leading us on a beautiful Forest Bathing Adventure. You don’t have to remove your clothes and you will get wet only if it rains.

Join us at Captain Daniel Wright Woods Trail, Mettawa, IL.* (Trail choice is subject to change in July and November.)

$57.50 per hiker

Pride Hike and Celebration

Date: June 18
Time: 9am-Noon CST

There is no wrong way to Pride.

What the heck is a Pride Hike? Well, at Back to Wild, we say ‘Celebrate Pride in whatever way is right for you, hon.’ Sometimes being loud, large, and extra is on the menu, and sometimes it’s not. If the latter lights up your rainbow, come out for a Pride Hike during June. 

Come on and cherish your perfect self while you werk this hike.

We welcome everyone LGBTQAI+ and all their allies and loved ones. Bring the kids!

We will have some fun Pride schwag for everyone.

We will announce the chosen trail in a week or two. Not more than 2 hours from Chicago.

$52.50 per hiker 18+
$5.50 per hiker 5-17 y.o.

Hike and Watercolor

 Date: June 12 (additional dates coming soon)

Time: 9am-Noon CST

Art is WILD, Y’all.

This event combines creative play, mindfulness, and of course, physical adventure for a transformative outdoor experience.

No hiking or painting experience is needed. Renowned artist Hillary Johnson helps you discover your artistic wildling through watercolor painting.

Trail: TBD – Not more than 2 hours from Chicago.

$62.50 per hiker

Custom Family Hiking Trips

The Family that Hikes Together – Stays Together

Nature is the best place to recharge and reconnect. We now offer family hiking trips that provide fun for everyone.  Let us plan a custom hiking adventure for your family.

Click the Request Info button and tell us the date(s) you are considering.







$52.50 per hiker age <18
$5.50 per hiker age <18

About Us

Back to Wild Adventures is an outdoor company focused on empowering women in the outdoors to bring that confidence back to their everyday lives and relationships.

Outdoor activities are healing, inspiring, and connecting; they don’t have to be overwhelming. We don’t want anything to keep you from (re)claiming your ‘wild.’ So, Back to Wild Adventures provides the gear and guidance you need to hit the trail or to enjoy a camping weekend. 

We provide both shared and custom hiking and camping adventures.

Our shared experiences include Hiking and Yoga, Hiking and Watercolor Painting, Hike and Wine, Forest Bathing, Hiking and Meditation, Family Hike and Scavenger Hunt, Joyful Movement, and Hiking and Photography. One of our most popular shared experiences is Ladies Hike Club which is the last Sunday of the month. The theme changes month to month. Ladies Hike Club is open to all women, those who identify as a woman, and non-binary folx.

We are inclusive of all body shapes, races, sexual orientations, gender identification, and experience levels.  

EveryBODY is welcome on the trails.

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Every month (or so), we send out events, special offers, and discount codes to our Pack. You should totally join – all the cool kids are doing it. 

(Psst, we never share your info or send garbage SPAM, because *ew.*)