Wilderness Permits

Winter conditions exist in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Be prepared for ice and deep snow bring crampons and /snow shoes do not hike past your limits. Even if its warm and sunny at lower elevations its cold and icy in the wilderness. Search and Rescue advise to always hike with someone, and not leave your group. Bring extra food, flashlight, and warm clothes. Be aware of your surroundings, trails look different in the snow and are sometimes are hard to find.

Roads 1n02 / 1n05 that go into aspen grove and Fish Creek are closed for the winter. weather conditions for different elevations in the San Gorgonio Wilderness may be found here: www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/San-Gorgonio/forecasts/3505

The Mill Creek Visitor Center is currently closed . Wilderness permits will only be issued on line. Continue to use the online reservation procedure below.

Limited, but free wilderness permits for day hiking and overnight camping are required for the San Gorgonio Wilderness and the Cucamonga Wilderness Permits – they are issued by the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, a Forest Service partner.  Parts of the San Gorgonio 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!

Use the reservation button for San Gorgonio or Cucamonga wilderness permits.


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. Also check out our Trail Conditions Map


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