This is a moderate half day hike with 4 miles round trip and 1,400' gain.
Take the dirt road south .4 miles staying right until a wilderness marker and park. This road should be drivable by most vehicles.
Continue on foot to the right between the north slope of Chocolate Mountain and a small hill about .6 miles to a 4wd road going south up through a small canyon then curving right up to the west ridge of the mountain and east up to the summit.
Campgrounds are: Juniper Group, Poleta Group, Fossil Group and Pinon Group.