This is an easy road to run on due to manageable grades.
This parking lot is fairly small and can fill up very quickly on a weekend. There is a box to pay for a pass to the park if you do not already have one.
After parking at the end of a long road, head up next to the gate and up the road. The road is only about a mile to Saddleback Mountain Trail
, but it's continuously uphill. Thus, it's not as easy as it might appear to be.
At the end, you can either head straight to Weakley Hollow Fire Road
or up Saddle Trail
to Old Rag's Summit.