Pretty awesome trail. Plenty of shade. There were some difficult parts but the different terrain was amazing and kept things interesting. If you have a dog, be aware of going near the water and watch for stickers. I had to shave parts of my dog so he was bald in spots. Those little buggers hurt. We lost the trail at one point and ended up on the bike trail, but it wasn't hard to find our way back. There's some truly gorgeous spots to relax along this trail. I look forward to doing it again.
I rather enjoyed this hike! However the app lists it as hard. I did not find it hard. It was barely intermediate in my opinion. Yes, including the steep parts. What I like about this trail is that you have many different options. You can make this as easy or a bit more challenging if you want to. Lots of options and lots of varying scenery. I'll definitely be back but not on a weekend.
It was a fun hike! I enjoyed the terrain, views, and elevation change. I had no real issues with sticking to the trail other than when I chose a different route. I ended up taking Lakeshore Trail most of the way. Bringing friends with me next time!