Wilderness Permits

The Mill Creek Visitor Center will be open Thursday thru Monday 8 am to 4:30 pm. You may purchase maps and adventure passes for parking at this location. Wilderness permits will only be issued for available sites. There are no extra day of issue permits available. Continue to use the online reservation procedure below.

Limited, but free wilderness permits for day hiking and overnight camping are required  from the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, a Forest Service partner.  Parts of the Wilderness, including the San Bernardino Peak Trail, are still closed due to the El Dorado fire.

Upon completion of your reservation request. you will receive a download. Please retain this download as your permit reservation. You may keep a copy on your phone and show it to a ranger as verification of your permit or you can print it out. If you do not receive a permit use the CONTACT link. ENJOY YOUR HIKE!


Only one reservation needed per group! One person can reserve for up to 12 people. We will cancel any reservations made in the same name for the same date.

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Wilderness Trail Mileages and altitudes. Please note San Bernardino Trail and Forsee Creek trail, along with associated campsites, are still closed due to the El Dorado fire. See map for closure area.


You can send questions via the SGWA contact info on this site.