“Follow this trail to reach the summit of Figueroa Mountain.”
— Seamus Crowley
The Willow Spring Trail begins as it diverges to the right from the Davy Brown Trail
. After 9/10ths of a mile of hiking along the Davy Brown Trail
, when starting at the Davy Brown Campground, you'll come across this juncture. The Willow Spring Trail angles to the southwest as it gains elevation along the base of Figueroa Peak.
After hiking on the Willow Spring Trail for 8/10ths of a mile, you'll reach a junction where the Willow Spur Trail
runs into the Willow Spring Trail from the left. Turn right and continue along the Willow Spring Trail as it climbs further up the hillside before switchbacking briefly to reach a dirt roadway. From here, the Willow Spring Trail parallels the dirt road as its own singletrack for nearly one mile and then reaches the 4,528 ft. Figueroa Peak lookout point atop the mountain. At this point the Willow Spring Trail comes to an end. You can link up with other trails in the area to extend your hike or return along the same route.