Park at the top of Witter Gulch. Find the Hicks Mountain Trail across the road. This starts as a doubletrack old fire road. The first two miles are fast with a gradual ascent. The trail then quickly becomes steep and challenging all the way to the high point near the Hicks Mountain summit. About a mile and a half of climbing total can be expected. It is very beautiful and seems remote at the top. The descent is super fun.