Shepard Saddle 4x4 Road

EASY 5 reviews
#62 of 85 trails in

Shepard Saddle 4x4 Road is a 13.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Advance, California that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is accessible year-round.

13.3 miles
2647 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


off road driving



no dogs

The dirt road starts about 10 miles up the North Fork Road in Three Rivers. It's a bit hard to see on the sharp left curve. Rutted for 1/2 mile then smooth dirt. At 2 miles you'll pass a gate to enter Sequoia National Park. At 4 miles you'll pass another gate and the road becomes Sycamore down to The General's Hwy / Hwy 198 and the park employee housing.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail but should be rated more difficult for off roading. We had to stop and reverse about a mile in because of a deep 4 foot rut on one side and a drop off on the other. Will attempt again when we have someone else with us in case things go bad

3 months ago

how do I get gate access? or is it open during the seasons?

off road driving
9 months ago


10 months ago

nice trail with great view's

Thursday, February 02, 2017