This will be a counterclockwise loop hike in the Mingus Mountain area, starting on the Yaeger Canyon Trail (#28), followed by the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail (#533), and then the Yaeger Cabin Trail (#111).
From the trailhead we will descend a steep and rocky trail, dropping 1,300 feet to the bottom of Yaeger Canyon and Highway 89A. Turn left here and go parallel with the highway for about a quarter mile.
Turn left again at an unmarked trail, which is actually the Little Yaeger Canyon Trail (#533) and start climbing the west rim of Mingus Mountain in a series of switchbacks.
After 2.0 miles we come to Allen Spring Road. Turn left onto the road and follow it for 0.2 miles to Yaeger Cabin Trail (#111).