My wife and I have hiked this trail several times from Hebo Lake to South Lake. The Hebo Lake side is a Forested climb that will give you a good workout and reward you with stunning views of the ocean at the top. On a clear day you can see north all the way to Tillamook. The drop down the South Lake side is steep and full of switchbacks. I don't know how many more miles it is from the top down to South Lake but it is a tough one. If you plan to hike it one way have a friend pick you up at South Lake. If you want to do a round trip plan on camping at South Lake over night and bring your fishing licence and pole as the Trout fishing is wonderful. The trail can get brushy in places but is well defined. Enjoy, it is a hike well worth taking. We last hiked it in 2007.