Early December to late spring - depending on area snow levels. Follow Big Trees park opening/closing dates.
This is an gentle ride, surface-wise. There are a few inclines but nothing serious. Overall, it's easy to follow and ride. The entire route begins at the turnoff to Doud's Landing on top of a short hill at the intersection.
The very beginning of FS 4N38 from Love Creek Road in Hathaway Pines to the turnaround point as shown is private land. There's signage and a locked pipe gate so there's no doubt to not proceed.