From the Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail, this trail drops down into Indian Creek which is usually a dry gully before climbing to the junction with the Kovar Trail. Shortly thereafter is an intersection with the Sutherland Drive trailhead.
Continuing in counter-clockwise direction the trail drops once again steeply into Indian Creek before a short climb to reconnect with the Briones to Mt. Diablo Trail.
Proximity to neighborhoods means heavy use by hikers and dog walkers.