The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Forest Falls. Continue up the road 3 miles to the large parking area (5,400′) on your left 100 yards before the fire station. Alger Creek Camp (7,100′) is 3.7 miles. The single site is located about .25 miles below the trail.
Two miles further is Dobbs Camp (water available-7,200′). Another 1.5 miles is Saxton Camp (8,400′). Water here is obtained from a small spring .2 mile below the camp along the trail. Two miles further is Dollar Lake Saddle (no water-9,960′).
This one of the most underused trails. This area offers the visitor solitude and good views of Mill Creek Canyon and Yucaipa Ridge from the upper end of the trail.