Begin the hike from the leftmost/equestrian lower parking lot. Cross the bridge and turn right, following the packed dirt & gravel Permanente Creek Trail until the road / gate to the main parking lot.
Travel through gate from main parking lot, following road OR paved trail that runs parallel but to the right of road OR along packed dirt and fine gravel trail that runs almost parallel but to the right of the paved path. Continue on to Deer Hollow Farm along paved trail. At the farm, the pavement ends and is replaced by very flat dirt and fine gravel. Return the way you came.