Shepard Saddle 4x4 Road

EASY 5 reviews
#64 of 84 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
25 days 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

1 month ago

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

off road driving
7 months ago


8 months ago

nice trail with great view's

11 months ago