Parking is available at Valle Verde Park (northwest corner of Espola Road and Valle Verde Road) at the south end of West Ridge Trail and on Old Winery Road at the north end of the trail.
Begining at Valle Verde Park, the West Ridge Trail runs west for 0.2 miles. It then zig-zags for 0.3 miles through neighborhoods to the Poway/San Diego city limits. It runs north to Chaparral Elementary School, then to the east around the school back to the west again on the Poway/San Diego city limits. It runs north for 0.1 miles, then loops around to the west near the top of a hill. The hill is an excellent viewpoint for looking south, west and north. The trail then drops down the hill, past back yards of "estate" homes, ending on Old Winery Road.