Start at the intersection with Shoreline Highway. Stay left at the first intersection and then right at the next two until you reach a parking area. The trail will now climb steeply straight up the mountain. The road winds and switchbacks some until you hit the ridge. Once you hit the ridge, you'll follow it up with great views on either side. Towards the end, you'll hit an intersection with the north end of the Coastal Trail. Continue straight to arrive at Ridgecrest Boulevard.