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Shepherd Pass Trail, CA

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 14.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,308 feet
Elevation Gain 5,745 feet
Accumulated Gain 6,580 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 36.83
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Mount Williamson 14,389
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  6:35am - 4:42pm
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Junction Meadow
8.3 mi away
20.6 mi
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Shepherd Pass Trail is a 14.9 mile one way hike with 6,580 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 44 miles south of Bishop California. October and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.


The Shepherd Pass trail climbs a demanding 6,000 feet from the Owens Valley to 12,000-foot Shepherd Pass. Then, it enters Sequoia National Park and joins the John Muir Trail near Tyndall Creek. Due to a persistent snowfield, steep terrain and talus, the Shepherd Pass trail is frequently impassable to stock above about 10,800 feet.

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Note
This is a difficult hike. It would be insane to attempt this entire hike without prior experience hiking.


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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Low clearance vehicles and vehicles with trailers should park at the Shepherd Pack Trail. Then, Visitors can reach the Shepherd Pass Trail via the 1.4 mile long Shepherd Pack Trail.

From US Highway 395, in Independence, CA:

Turn west on Market Street. Travel 4.3 miles to Foothill Rd.
Turn south on Foothill Rd and travel 2.8 miles to the Shepherd Pack Trailhead.
Approximately 1/2 mile past the Shepherd Pack Trailhead, turn west on a small, rough dirt road.
Follow the main track approximately 1.3 miles to the Shepherd Pass Trailhead. This road in unpaved may be quite rough.

Stock users should park at the stock trailhead, and ride the Shepherd Pack Trail the the Shepherd Pass Trailhead.
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