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.