This review is for the white trail. The first section is in-fact a loop although it doesn't show that on the map. I went in a counter-clockwise direction and didn't find anything spectacular. Instead of hiking along the road to continue on the trail I drove my car down to the other parking lot. The ladder part of the trail was wet and with the right boots on my feet stayed dry even though I had to walk thru six inches or more of water at times. I would have enjoyed seeing the river but the end of the trail doesn't come close enough.