Alternate parking for the Shepherd Pass Trail. Vehicles with trailers and low clearance vehicles should park at the Shepherd Pack Trailhead. Then, Visitors can reach the Shepherd Pass Trail via the 1.4 mile long Shepherd Pack Trail. See permit requirements for the Shepherd Pass trail if you will continue into the wilderness boundary.
Download area map for trail location.
To purchase more detailed maps or guidebooks of the area, visit esiaonline.com
At a Glance
Trail is not passable to stock above upper trailhead due to flood damage.
If you will enter the wilderness, additional information is listed for the Shepherd Pass trail.
-Due to the snow, steep terrain and talus, the Shepherd Pass trail may be impassable to stock above about 10,800 feet. - Grazing prohibited east of Shepherd Pass.
From 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.
Horse Riding & Camping
Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips. Obtain permits from any Inyo National Forest visitor center.
Permits may be reserved up to 6 months in advance.
Reservation Fee - $5 / Person
Wilderness Permit Reservation Office (760) 873-2483
Wilderness permits are required for overnight trips into wilderness areas and National Parks. Obtain wilderness permits from any Inyo National Forest visitor center.