There are a few places off Highway 18 to enter the mountain, and the particular trailhead where I parked was a little hard to access. Since I couldn’t park anywhere in front of the gate, I managed to get a spot on the shoulder. I read some people would park at the Tiger Mountain trailhead and walk across the highway to the entrance. But that was a little risky especially with two dogs.
The trail itself wasn’t exactly a trail; the mountain was strewn with service roads so one could essentially spend some time on the roads if they wished to kill some time.