Wilderness Alerts

Updated: September 7, 2017

Wonderland Trail Alerts

Note: The park is no longer accepting reservation requests for the entire 93 mile Wonderland Trail. Between March 15 and April 1 we received a record number of requests. We will not be able to fulfill many of the requests we received in that time-frame, much less those that would arrive afterward. An alternative to getting a reservation is to attempt to get a first-come, first-served permit based on availability.

IMPORTANT! Please read if you are contemplating a Wonderland Trail hike:

There are at least three camps on the Wonderland Trail with known campsite closures due to hazardous trees which must be mitigated before we can reopen the sites. The affected camps are Paradise River. Maple Creek and Nickel Creek were previously closed as well, but are now open.

Due to these closures, the odds of being granted a Wonderland Trail permit for that section of the Wonderland Trail will be significantly reduced. However, we have identified some workarounds which will make it possible for us to grant a limited number of Wonderland Trail permits. See below for details if you would like to try for a Wonderland Trail permit.

The situation:

  • 3 of 3 individual sites and the one and only group campsite are closed at Paradise River Camp until further notice.
  • Use the Cougar Rock car campground as an alternative to Paradise River Camp. This won’t add any additional trail mileage as the Wonderland Trail goes right by Cougar Rock. We have added four campsites into the permit system (three individual, one group) at Cougar Rock for this purpose. Three of those sites are reservable.

Last updated: September 7, 2017

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