From Blue River proceed 4 miles on Hwy. 126, turn right onto road 19 (Aufderheide Forest Drive) and continue for 3 miles to Cougar Dam. At Cougar Dam turn left onto Rd. 1993 for 2.8 miles to the East Fork Trailhead. Trailhead has parking at East Fork Trailhead and toilets. Trail can be accessed from Rd. 1900-411.