The trail connects the Kirkham Ridge
trail and the Wyoming-Fir Creek trail while traveling through a number of old burn areas. Forest fires in 1994 and 2006 burned across the trail, so there could be multiple trees down depending on the time of the year and when the trail crews make it onto the trail.
The trail begins off the Kirkham Ridge
trail and climbs through open burned areas before descending into the upper portions of Gates Creek. The trail then climbs again, with an increasing grade to the Wyoming-Fir Creek trail.