During this rainy Sunday we hiked along the Lafayette Reservoir for two laps; each 2.7 miles for a total of 5.4 miles (under 3 hours). We were fortunate and had a break in the rain. So an "umbrella" hike with no umbrella was needed, very enjoyable.
Very enjoyable trail I did with a friend. Quite a bit of ups and down but no long sustained hills. It gets a little traffic but not much as the crowded lower trail. We saw a lot of deer and waterfowl. I highly recommend this over the lake trail.