Wilderness Permits Reservation Window

Sixty percent of wilderness permit reservations become available by lottery 24 weeks in advance.* Of these, any remaining reservations after each week's lottery become available on a first-come, first-served basis the Friday after the lottery application period closes and are available up to three days in advance. The remaining 40% of reservations become available seven days in advance (up to three days in advance).

* Reservations are available for start dates in late April in some—but not all—areas of the park. View this year's reservation dates by area.

Times below are Pacific time.

When to Make a Reservation
Hiking StartOpens Sunday at 12:01amCloses Saturday at 11:59pmResult Notification (Monday by 5:00pm)Must accept by Thursday at 11:59pmRelease of remaining reservations (Friday at 9:00am)

Last updated: October 23, 2023

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