The trailhead is a small parking area at the bend of a hairpin curve on Mt Herman Rd. It can hold about 8 cars, depending on how considerately people park. The trail is marked by the 716 brown and white trail marker. The hike begins on the west side of the mountain, south of the peak. The trail is on the right (east) side of the draw. Follow the small intermittent creek north about .2 mile, at which point the trail switches back south and the climb begins.