Parking is available on Del Poniente Road at the trailhead. Del Poniente Trail trailhead is on the north side of Del Poniente Road, while Tierra Bonita Trail runs east-west on the south side at this point.
Del Poniente Trail runs north from the trailhead for 0.25 miles where it turns left to the west. At 0.5 miles, Del Poniente Trail crosses Avocado Trail Link which runs north-south at this point. Twin Peaks lies to the south of Del Poniente Trail. At the trail end at 1.75 miles, Del Poniente Trail joins Pomerado Trail.