Wilderness Permit Statistics

Donohue Pass (John Muir Trail) Rolling Lottery

This section provides statistics for the Donohue Pass (John Muir Trail) Rolling Lottery. Due to the very large number of requests for the John Muir Trail (JMT), the park created the JMT rolling lottery to help manage those permit requests. The JMT rolling lottery allows a visitor to make one request for multiple days in a row instead of making separate requests for each day.

Daily Active Requests

Displays the number of requests per day if each rolling application was split into individual requests.
 
Line graph showing the number of daily active requests for the JMT rolling lottery from 2017 to present. Graph is from January to March, with a steady increase to a peak in mid-February of nearly 1,400 followed by a steady decline. Steady yearly increases
 

Application Succes Rate

Overall success rate for an application in the JMT rolling lottery
 
Bar graph showing the success rate for applications in the JMT rolling lottery from 2017 to 2020. Rates are roughly consistent from year to year, with about 65% unsuccessful, 25% successful and 6% cancelled, with the remainder being the yearly variance.

Last updated: April 1, 2021

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