Tag Archives: Sherman Pass

Sherman Pass Temporary Closure

Now that the date is only 10 days away, here is an important news update regarding the Sherman Pass road. If you plan to do some fall backpacking in the Golden Trout Wilderness and will be using the Sherman Pass … Continue reading

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More Access! Sherman Pass Road

The Sherman Pass Road is open to the Black Rock Trailhead. Now users can access the Inyo National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness besides Horseshoe Meadow. The Black Rock Trailhead is a popular starting point for those going … Continue reading

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Schaeffer Fire Area Closure Order Ends!

Good news for those wanting to cut over to the eastern portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The road closure has been lifted on the Sherman Pass road! Below is directly from the Sequoia National Forest’s public release letter. Schaeffer … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update – Schaeffer Fire

Some of you may have been following a wildfire outside of the Golden Trout Wilderness called the Schaeffer Fire. The lightning caused fire is east of the Forks of the Kern area and burning in the old McNally Fire scar … Continue reading

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All Roads are Open

Updating everyone that officially all roads are open to access the Golden Trout Wilderness. Those wanting to head into the Inyo NF side through the Blackrock Trailhead should not take stock. The Kern River Ranger District front desk reports there … Continue reading

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Last Road Conditions Update for May

Many of the roads remain closed due to snow. Here is the final day in May report of the current road conditions to access the Golden Trout Wilderness. Sequoia National Park opens their road to Mineral King. Just expect to … Continue reading

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Sherman Pass Now Open

According to the Sequoia National Forest’s Facebook page, Sherman Pass is now open. Sherman Pass provides access to the Black Rock station and Black Rock Trailhead. Perfect for those wanting to see sites on the Inyo National Forest side like … Continue reading

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More Roads are Open

More roads have opened in preparation for Memorial Day weekend! The quick list of roads now open are listed below. Included is a brief idea of commonly visited areas associated with the roads opening. Mountain Home State Forest (Balch Park … Continue reading

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More Road Closures

Bear Creek and Balch Park roads provide access to Mountain Home State Forest and Balch Park. More importantly these roads are the main access points to the western most portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Typical trail accessed by these roads are … Continue reading

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Road Opens: Sherman Pass Road (22S05)

Forest Service Road 22S05, known as the Sherman Pass Road, is now open beyond the Cherry Hill Road (22s12). Users can use this road to access Kennedy Meadows from the west. However, road access to the Black Rock Trailhead is … Continue reading

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