Wilderness Permits

Due to fires for the past 6 years many trees are burned and falling. Be prepared, watch for falling trees and be prepared to hike around them. When you camp, look up and do not camp under dead trees. Search and Rescue advises to always hike with someone and not leave your group. Bring extra food, flashlight, and warm clothes. SGWA trail crews are out each week clearing trails. Between January and April of 2022 they have removed over 200 trees.

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 open Thursday to Monday 9 – 4 . 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. 

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. Check out our Trail Conditions Map and comment on your trip.


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