Sonora Pass TH

Area Status: Unreachable

Sonora Pass Trailhead

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Summit Ranger District (HWY 108)  Online wilderness permits are available. Obtain a free online wilderness permit.
Reservations: No reservation is required to use this trailhead. The trail leads directly into a Wilderness Area where a FREE wilderness permit is REQUIRED anytime a person or group travels OVERNIGHT. For overnight wilderness trips on the Stanislaus (into the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, or Mokelumne Wilderness), visitors must obtain the permit by visiting the Special Places page of the Stanislaus website, or by calling or visiting a Stanislaus office.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees for Wilderness Permit
Permit Info: A Wilderness permit is required for overnight camping within the Wilderness.  Go to to apply for a FREE permit.
Open Season: May - December
Restrictions: Read your Wilderness Permit for regulations.
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: The Pacific Crest Trail traverses through Sonora Pass Trailhead.  Overnight camping is not permitted at the trailhead.

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Picnic tables Tables are available for day use.
Parking Parking is for day use and overnight hikers onto the PCT and surrounding area. No overnight camping at Sonora Pass Trailhead.
Toilets Vault toilet
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