I have walked this trail many times because it is a great place to take your four legged friend. Plenty of water in the lake for him to drink and the trails are easily accessible. It is quiet and away from city noise.
Great hike!! My son who is 8 had a great time we loved the "ruins". He did hiked the whole trail with no problem. The only thing we did not like was the grass was really tall in the meadows....we should have worn long pants.