Sherman Rd

Sherman Pass Rd is is the first pass South of Tioga Pass connecting Hwy 390 with the Porterville area. From about 700 m at Hwy 390, the road climbs up to almost 2800 m. The first 15 km have an average grade of 7%, then it becomes easier. You reach a first summit (2300 m) after 25 km. Sherman Pass (2800 m) is at kilometer 84. In between the two passes you descend 500 m. This puts the total elevation gain at about 2500 m.

From Sherman Pass you descend to Bush Creek (1800 m). From there you can continue West via Parker Pass Rd or going South via Kern River Hwy (down to Kernville and Isabella Lake).