Wilderness Permits Reservation Window

Sixty percent of wilderness permit reservations are available on recreation.gov by lottery 24 weeks in advance.* After the lottery runs each week, any remaining reservations are available on recreation.gov on a first-come, first-served basis. During 2022, the remaining 40% of trailhead quotas will be released on a first-come, first-served basis on Recreation.gov seven days in advance at 7 am PDT. 

* 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)
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Last updated: November 30, 2022

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