I have a little dog, so the whole 8 mile loop is too long for us. However, it worked out perfectly! We walked about 1.5 miles from the parking lot to the cliff of the river/scenic lookout and turned around for a mini 3 mile loop. It was perfect length and we got to see the great river view! Lookout for some tall roots.
This is my favorite hiking trail by far yet! Some of the best and most scenic views that you can ask for. Lots of nature to look at ( both plants and animals) I do take my Shiba Inu with me every time, (not in summer) and he loves it. There are always other dogs out there too. The trial does have some treacherous terrain and hills, but worth it every time. Every time I leave, I can't wait to come back.