So, this hike was surprising! I found the directions from another site that said it was only going to be 4 miles - but when I hit the 4 mile mark and was still far from the car I knew it would be awhile. It was a good walk but I would not do it again in July. There is not a lot of shade and it got very hot rather quickly. I will however do it again for a good workout this Fall! This is a dog friendly hike.
I've run Powder Canyon regularly for the past 2 years. This is designated as easy but that is not the case. Relative to other trail rankings this would be moderate to demanding(if running). Mixed fire road and single track. Can get a bit crowded on weekends. Pretty tame on weekdays. Nice views both north and southward. A fair amount of canopy/shade on Schabarum and extended Schabarum trails on this particular route. Numerous adjacent trails making for a good variety.