While this trail is not frequently maintained, it is used enough by elk and deer hunters in the fall to keep the tread, if lightly.
It starts as an old forest road in the Hixon Canyon, ducking in and out of Ponderosa groves as it climbs relatively gently. These stands of trees are survivors of the 2005 School Fire and are bigger than many in the valley.
After about a mile, the road heads up the northern main drainage and peters out. From here the trail gets much steeper, more exposed, and a little more difficult to follow through the grasses. Generally gain the ridge to the south and follow the ridgeline southeast to FR 4022.
Return the way you came or link up with the Salter Trail (3139) to loop back down to the river about 2 miles south of your starting camp.