Shepard Saddle 4x4 Road

EASY 6 reviews
#66 of 92 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
10 days ago

Pretty difficult for even a 4x4 w/ 3" lift. Really glad we aired down before starting, parts of the trail are washed out and had alot of rocks some really deep (and scary) ruts. After 2 miles, came across a closed gate and had to turn around. We went into the sequoia foothills visitor center to ask about it, and was told it is a park ranger only trail. If this is really the case I wish there was sign at the start of the road.

off road driving
3 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

4 months ago

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

off road driving
10 months ago


11 months ago

nice trail with great view's

Thursday, February 02, 2017