Directions to Trailhead: From Hwy 78 at Santa Ysabel, take Hwy 79 north for 1.1 miles. Park on the wide gravel shoulder near the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve East sign on the right.
Trailhead location #2 (east entry): Farmer Road, north of Julian.
Directions to Trailhead: From Julian, take Farmer Road 2.2 miles, turn right on Wynola Road for 100 yards, then left, back onto the continuation of Farmer Road. Go one mile past the Volcan Mountain Preserve Sign to the Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve staging area on the left side of the road. Park on the road or in the parking lot. The parking lot gate is wide enough for trailers, and there are picnic tables and a portable toilet;