|The Wonderland Trail circles Mt Rainier|
Be sure you check your timetable for your hike and when you need to submit for certain hiking permits. Some are also by lottery and close by certain dates. Don't miss out!
Wonderland Trail Permit
Mt Whitney Permit - By lottery. Applications accepted Feb 1 until March 15th.
PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) - need three permits, begin early Feb.
John Muir Trail Permit (via Yosemite National Park)
The Cables of Half Dome - Yosemite National Park (day hike) - in March
Zion National Park - The Narrows, three months in advance
Enchantment Permit Area - In the Cascades of Washington State, lottery opens Feb. 15th.
Na Pali Coast - Hawaii
Paid reservations for backcountry sites in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (online only, within thirty days of your planned stay, need a printed permit. Includes thru hikers of the Appalachian Trail Also if you plan to do the BMT - Benton MacKaye Trail - through the park or on other trails).
If hiking Katahdin in Maine via the Appalachian Trail, need reservations to camp in Baxter State Park (unless you began your hike at least 100 miles south of the park. Then you can stay at The Birches hiking campground if sites are available. Register for those sites at the kiosk upon entering the park).