You can pick up the trail off Puetz Valley Road at about Mile Marker 1.0 (a mile north of I-8). The map track begins at the freeway. Be aware that parking is a challenge but the trailhead is easily accessed. No gates at that entrance. A short distance in, there is an old, rusty metal barrier that was installed long ago to block the trail but there is a bypass around it. This is a very pleasant trail to walk.
rex f. on Anderson Truck Trail [PRIVATE]
It Has a Locked Park Gate not to far off paved road.
I'm a local and love hiking this trail! I wake up, short walk to a fire road, all day walk through the mountains, and I'm still right by home. I love the watering hole on this trail too, but it is only seasonal. The tail isn't fenced off, ONE of its entrances is because it is on the owners private property and people were leaving trash and disrespecting their land.