The way is not hard to find. The trail is a continuation of the forest service road, but it has been closed to motorized traffic (other than snowmobiles). Immediately into the hike the scenery will captivate you. You have already driven a substantial ascent, so seeing views that would normally require countless switchbacks becomes effortless.
Within 10 minutes you cross a small stream, and shortly after that there is an intersection where one road departs downhill to the left. You want to stay up high, so continue on the right fork.
After another 10 to 15 minutes of mild elevation gain the trail comes to a large clearing that generally acts as the vantage point for most sightseers. This green clearing is 1.5 km from the parking lot.
There are now a few options: You can take some amazing pictures and then turn around and head back to your vehicle.
For better viewing and to get some exercise, you can find the narrow, very steep trail on the back side of the clearing and climb for 5–10 minutes to reach a level stretch on the path.
Beyond the level section you can climb an awfully vertical section that lasts for another 5–10 minutes before popping out onto the forest service road. You can turn right to complete a loop trip, ambling downhill for 2.2 km to the parking lot.