Stenner Creek Road starts at Hwy 1, but parking is found at the Cal Poly poultry unit parking lot. A secondary parking lot may be found 2 miles up the road. Head North on the paved road past two orchards, continuing as it turns to dirt. Pass the second parking lot through a small gate and turn right just before the ranch house (mile 2.3) to a larger gate on a bridge across Stenner Creek
. Head through this gate to reach Stenner Creek
trail and Poly Canyon Road
Note: Keep an ear out for vehicles going to ranches and the upper parking lot - this author has had a couple close calls with fast drivers.