Yosemite National Park Wilderness Permits

Yosemite National Park

  • Alder Creek
  • Aspen Valley
  • Base Line Camp Road
  • Beehive Meadows
  • Bridalveil Creek
  • Budd Creek (cross-country only)
  • Cathedral Lakes
  • Chilnualna Falls
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Deer Camp
  • Gaylor Creek/Lake (cross-country only)
  • Glacier Point->Illilouette
  • Glacier Point->Little Yosemite Valley
  • Glen Aulin
  • Glen Aulin->Cold Canyon/Waterwheel (pass through)
  • Happy Isles->Illilouette (No Donohue Pass)
  • Happy Isles->Little Yosemite Valley (No Donohue Pass)
  • Happy Isles->Past LYV (Donohue Pass Eligible)
  • Luken->Lukens Lake
  • Lukens Lake->Yosemite Creek
  • Lyell (No Donohue Pass)
  • Lyell Canyon (Donohue Pass Eligible)
  • Mather Ranger Station
  • May Lake
  • May Lake->Snow Creek
  • McGurk Meadow
  • Miguel Meadow
  • Mirror Lake->Snow Creek
  • Mono Meadow
  • Mono/Parker Pass
  • Murphy Creek
  • Nelson Lake (cross-country only)
  • Old Big Oak Flat Road
  • Ostrander (Lost Bear Meadow)
  • Pohono Trail (Glacier Point)
  • Pohono Trail (Taft Point)
  • Pohono Trail (Wawona Tunnel/Bridalveil Parking)
  • Poopenaut Valley
  • Porcupine Creek
  • Rafferty Creek->Vogelsang
  • Rancheria Falls
  • Rockslides (cross-country only)
  • Smith Peak
  • South Fork of Tuolumne River
  • Sunrise (No Donohue Pass)
  • Tamarack Creek
  • Ten Lakes
  • Westfall Meadow
  • White Wolf Campground
  • White Wolf->Aspen Valley
  • White Wolf->Pate Valley
  • White Wolf->Smith Meadow (including Harden Lake)
  • Yosemite Creek
  • Yosemite Falls
  • Young Lakes via Dog Lake
  • Young Lakes via Glen Aulin Trail


A wilderness permit is required year-round for any overnight stay in the Yosemite Wilderness. Permits provide for overnight access to undeveloped areas in the park and involve backpacking a significant distance from a trailhead and all development. Wilderness permits can NOT be used for campgrounds , day hike permits or lodging facilities. Nearly 95% of Yosemite National Park is congressionally-designated Wilderness. When in the wilderness, every visitor has the responsibility to minimize their impact and practice Leave No Trace. Visit our website to learn more about Yosemite’s Wilderness History.   In order to minimize human impact and provide visitors with opportunities for solitude, wilderness permits are only issued to a limited number of people for each trailhead each day. Since many trails are very popular, advanced reservations are recommended.

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