Great hike! It had fantastic water features with plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. There was quite a bit of snow toward the Mount Ellinor trail split. Micro spikes are recommended this time of the year. Plenty of benches along the trail to stop and take in all the beauty.
You have to get to the TH 827.1 from the 827 Trail which is accessed in the Big Creek Campground. The hike up and down is a nice walk but not much to see. But when you get near the top and at the top, it is worth the hike, lots of scenic creeks. The actual name is Upper Big Creek Trail Loop #827.1.
IMO, not the most scenic hike you can dedicate 4 miles to. My experience may be tainted by the unusually dry year it's been, about half the wooden bridges were spanning dry creek beds. however, if you do decide to hike this trail, be sure to take the side trail to the confluence, where the two rivers merge. this is a great spot for a snack or lunch break.