Desolation Wilderness Permit, CA

Permit Availability

Destination Zone Description

This zone includes the upper Rubicon River watershed in Rockbound Valley, Clyde Lake, Mosquito Pass and the north shore of Lake Aloha. Primary access is from the Echo Lake Trailhead. Additional access from the Rockbound Trailhead. Reservable Quota - 6

Know Before You Go:

The Rubicon Trail has numerous fords of the upper Rubicon River.


A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
X: Not available
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