Wilderness permit reservations are processed by lottery 168 days in advance of the start date of your hike. You may submit your reservation application online one day prior (169 days) to the lottery date, as specified in the chart below. The deadline for all lottery entries is at 7:30 am Pacific time, 168 days in advance.
We will send an email with your lottery result within 24 hours of the processing date listed below. If you do not receive the email, check your spam folder. If you still don't receive the results, call 209/372-0740.
Phone reservations are not processed until the lottery is complete. To increase your chances of getting a reservation, apply online.