It was a very strenuous hike. It says moderate but it was hard and I am very athletic. It was really fun I took my dog with me but I wasn't expecting it to be as hard as it was. Great Lake though. This time of year it wasn't very petty but if I had gone before the leaves fell, it would probably be spectacular. Make sure your dog is on a leash though, there are some sketchy parts of the trail with big drop offs. Expect a lot of rocks it gets really steep.
The views are especially beautiful right now because of the fall colors. The view looking down the canyon into the Salt Lake Valley is as beautiful as any where on earth! We saw a bull and cow moose next to the trail.
Perfect temperature. Perfect day!