You can apply up to 30 days in advance of the day you anticipate arriving in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your permit is valid for 38 days from the date the permit is issued. There is a cost of $20.00 per permit. The cost of the permit is non-refundable. Fill out the permit application below to obtain a Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Backcountry Permit. Required information is marked with a red asterisk (*).
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permits v3.5.022 - Last Update: March 19, 2021