Start at the trailhead at the South End Campground. Very shortly, you'll come to an intersection, turn left and start climbing. You'll see start to follow a stream on your right and cross a paved road. Continue straight at all intersections.
You'll pass Cascade Falls on your right. You'll come merge with the Mt. Pickett Road
for a short distance. Start watching for this trail to continue on your right. You'll continue along the stream until you connect with the Mountain Lake Loop