From the parking lot, cross the bridge to the trailhead. At the fork, go right and continue until you reach a creek. Cross the creek and pick up the trail downstream. Follow the trail until you reach a fork with a sign post. Go right to stay on the Yellow Trail. Keep going until you reach another fork. This is where the Yellow Trail joins the Silver Trail, and this is where people get lost. When in doubt, go right.
The trail starts to head down, which means you’re getting closer to the second water crossing. After you cross the creek, the trail heads back up. You’ll make your way to the top of a ridgeline where you’ll find panoramic views of the valley you just climbed out of. The trail ends near a historic graveyard, which is a great place to stop and explore.