From the start at Clemmer, climb up Laurel creek, on the left. Turn right, connecting with forest road(FS5050). Slick Rock Hancock Loop intersects from the left side. Further down Hancock will intersect again, creating the other end of its loop. The forest road opens up in a bald area where the trail turns right again. As it crests the hill, many water bars on the way down to Clemmer await.