Changes to the Wonderland Trail Permit System in Mount Rainier National Park in 2021.
Hey there, REI Community!
If you're thinking about hiking the Wonderland Trail this year, the National Park Service has made some changes to the lottery system for permits. In order to help manage the influx of permit requests, there will be an 'early access' lottery that will allow for more complete, full-length hiking itineraries in 2021. The early access application dates are March 2-14, 2021. If you get your dates, you will then be able to select campsites and dial in your trip plan.
Per the NPS.gov website:
"Because demand for trips on the Wonderland Trail and high-use climbing routes exceeds capacity during peak periods, an optional early-access lottery is available. This lottery limits the number of users competing simultaneously for multi-night itineraries, which allows for more complete itineraries overall.
Successful applicants are granted early access to reservations, with the earliest access offering the most options to build a complete Wonderland Trail circuit or secure permits for the most desirable dates."
Sorry, either you cannot reply to this topic or you have not verified your email address by clicking on the verification link in the email we sent you when you registered. If you did not receive an email from us, or need us to resend it, please visit your User Profile page.