Great trail. I took my wife and 5 kids on this trail. I loved the diversity in the vegetation. Beautiful flowers and wonderful views in some spots. the especially loved the numerous creeks and waterfalls. can't wait to go back in the early fall.
I really enjoyed this hike with my son today! I started taking him on hikes here back when he was just 2 years old. He is now 16! This is a great intermediate trail that is just under 3 miles and quite diverse. The diversity includes numerous wildflowers, tiny waterfalls and stream crossings, ~400 ft of elevation gain as you explore the woods and glade terrain, several native bird species and squirrels galore.
I've hiked this trail a few times and always enjoy the variety. There are plenty of stretches of wood, stream, glade, flat and steep-ish to keep it interesting. There's a short stretch of loose rock, but the trail is mostly clear, well marked, and appropriate for youngsters and beginners.
What a hidden gem we found yesterday. I love how the trail follows the creek for a good portion of the hike - beautiful little waterfalls and awesome melting icicles. The trail is very slick in spots after rain and/or snow melt, but definitely doable with the right gear. I would call this trail moderate. While some portions are very easy there is definitely some grade and terrain changes to be prepared for.