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  • Posted by bihgirl on January 5, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    We’re about to hike Mt. Wilson on Sunday, January 8th. We’re relatively new to the area, and I saw that an Adventure Pass is required, unless you park in the paid overflow parking lot. How many of the hikes is this required for? Is it worth it to buy the annual pass, or should we just get the day pass?

    One other quick question, we’re coming from San Diego, so it’s a 3 hour drive. We’re planning on getting a very early start, but what’s the latest we could arrive and comfortably complete the hike?


    H. David Buriel-Vasquez replied 5 years, 10 months ago 10 Members · 12 Replies
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  • bihgirl

    January 6, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Correction, January the 7th.

  • Marc

    January 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Adventure Pass is $30, so I got that. Turns out a couple of the hikes I repeated last year, so it was worth it for me.

  • Jeff

    January 11, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Yeah, the Adventure Pass is controversial (in some circles) but I think it’s an great way to help support the Forest Service. The annual pass is the smart and convenient move. Keep it in your glovebox and you’ll never have to worry about it for 12 months. Other than remembering to display it at the trailhead. 🙂

  • Leah

    January 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

    How do we get an adventure pass?

  • Marc

    January 11, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I buy mine at REI, but have seen them at other major sporting goods stores (Big 5 for example). I believe you can buy them online too.

  • Enlightenedhiker

    January 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Yes I bought my day pass at Big 5, I am going to go back and purchase the annual pass for $30 and they have an option for a second car for $5 more

  • AlAnCap

    February 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Does anyone know if a National Parks pass will substitute for an adventure pass?

  • Leigh T

    February 7, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    [quote quote=4292]Does anyone know if a National Parks pass will substitute for an adventure pass?[/quote]

    Yes, the America the Beautiful pass covers NF areas and also BLM.
    “The passes are valid at more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites where Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee(s) (Day use fees) are charged by the following agencies:

    Bureau of Land Management (BLM) http://www.blm.gov
    Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) http://www.usbr.gov
    Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) http://www.fws.gov
    USDA Forest Service (USDA FS) http://www.fs.fed.us
    National Park Service (NPS) http://www.nps.gov
    US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) http://www.usace.army.mil

  • Steve Zimmerman

    February 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Go ahead and support your NFS, they are only $30 for a year!

  • Vuong Tran

    February 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I got mine at REI but wish I got the national pass instead since I plan on traveling outside of SoCal this year.

  • H. David Buriel-Vasquez

    May 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I purchase my Annual passes from this site: http://myscenicdrives.com/
    The customer service has been really good so far and standard delivery is pretty quick. The site has several links to some great resources. Enjoy!

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