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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Forest- Backcountry Permits

From May 25th - September 22nd, wilderness permits are required for all overnight trips in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' wilderness. Applications will be accepted begining March 1st at 12:01am Pacific Time. While wilderness permits are often reserved quickly after March 1, permits may be reserved at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

This includes permits beginning at: Cedar Grove and Road's End, Grant Grove, Lodgepole and Giant Forest, the Foothills, and Mineral King Valley.

Wilderness Permit Applications must be filled out electronically, attached as a .pdf, and emailed to

Transaction Fee: $10

Permit Fee: $5/person

Earlier Event: March 1
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