The trailhead is located about a mile and a half from the entrance to Mueller State Park (entry fee required).
The trail begins with a quick descent for the first mile at a fairly steep grade. The second mile is relatively flat, winding through pine and aspen groves. The last mile is a short climb and meets up at the trailhead of Cheesman Ranch (Trail 17).
The Homestead Trail can be ridden as an out-and-back or in combination with any of the many trails in Mueller State Park.