Starting from the Cowboy Camp parking area, head south along Bear Creek along the trail. After crossing the creek near Craig Canyon, follow the trail up Craig Canyon. The hike will take you up the canyon, across Thompson Creek, up and back down the hill until you hook into the main trail from Lynch Canyon. You'll head south, uphill, until you get to the area where the ponds are located. You'll head east, past the swimming pond, then cut back down to Thopmson Canyon. Once you get to the bottom of the canyon, you'll follow Thompson Creek until the trail heads north, crosses over a small saddle, and drops you back to Bear Creek. From there, you walk back to the Cowboy Camp Parking Area.
From the Cowboy Camp parking area, the hike is 10 miles.