Sherman’s Pass Road: J41 Mojave to Sequoia Forest Rd# 22S05
Sequoia National Forest
Snow Closes Sherman’s Pass
This paved Southern Sierra highway (aka J41, off US 395) is a paved route thru the eastern portion of the Sequoia National Forest. A curvy mountain corridor which crosses over the South Fork of the Kern River, and skirts the Domeland Wilderness & the South Sierra Wilderness. East side of Sequoia National Forest, the Kern Plateau meets the Mojave desert w/ BLM Camping & Inyo National Forest.
The Sherman route connects the Kern River, near Fairview to Kennedy Meadows & closes for snow in winter months. There are plenty seasonal creeks, meadows & forests in this region. Elevations range from 4000′ near the Kern River to 8000′ at Black Rock Station.
Horse Meadow Campground
Long Valley Campground
Chimney Creek Campground
Chimney Peak Backcountry Byway
Bald Mountain Fire Lookout is an excellent stop for sightseeing over Domeland Wilderness. Access it via dirt road# 22S77
Black Rock Station
Campgrounds along Sherman’s Pass Road include –
- Rincon Camp (primitive campsite) – just up from Brush Creek & Kern River; Rincon Trail #33E23 runs North/South near here.
- Big Meadow / Horse Meadow Campground
- Troy Meadows Campground
- Fish Creek Campground
- Kennedy Meadows Campground
Breckenridge Road: Forest Rd# 28S06 – Sequoia National Forest
Also known as Kern County Rd# 218 (or old Benchmark Atlases have it marked as road #28S03).
Breckenridge Mountain is the southern most portion of Sequoia National Forest, a 7500′ peak between Kern River & Tehachapi, CA. Breckenridge Road can also be reached just N of Lamont, CA. Meadows, pine forest & a few secondary dirt roads. The 30 mile narrow route thru Breckenridge Mountain ridge line is paved the whole way from Caliente Bodfish Rd (County Rd# 483) @ Havilah Canyon all the way to Hwy 58, but often closes in winter months due to snowfall.
Camp Road # 28S07
Breckenridge Campground, via dirt road# 28S07, is the only developed campground up here. It is very forested, has 8 basic camp sites @ elevation 6600′. Windy and cold, sometimes.
Side route# 28S62 leads 5 mi, out to a fire lookout tower.
#28S22 leads to Munzer Meadow.
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest Map
Jawbone Canyon OHV off road Map
Domeland Wilderness Map
Golden Trout Wilderness Map
South Sierra Wilderness Map