Park on Garden Road immediately west of the trailhead. Garden Road Trail connects to Espola Trail at this point. The trail is the north sidewalk on Garden Road for a block and then it runs along the sidewalk. At 0.5 miles the trail leaves Garden Road to the left behind homes. The trail crosses Garden Road at Quiet Valley Lane and continues along the north side of Quiet Valley Lane. A sage border is along the trail at this point; watch for the bees. The city-maintained trail apparently ends just past the end of Quiet Valley Lane but the trail continues on up the valley to the ridges, getting narrower as it runs.