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I love this hike!!! It's a nice quick (2-2.5 hrs round trip) workout with a beautiful view at the end. My mileage tracker though notes it at just over 3.5 miles so take that in as it were. It also wasn't crowded at all which is a HUGE plus in my book!!
I hiked this trail today with my pup after sleeping in and missing my window for another. It was very, very icy in many stretches - especially recommend light yaktrax for the way down - it is January after all!!
I took the north trail up to the overlook out-and-back trail then the south trail down. The north route was light moderate depending on your level of fitness. The overlook trail was solidly moderate given the ground conditions (note: there's an unmarked frozen mini waterfall!). The south route on the way back was almost completely iced over in spots so if you're hell bent on making this is a loop, go up south to the overlook and then down north. If not go north to the overlook and back down north. I made the trip without poles or trax in my winter merrels, but they would have come in handy at times and icebugs would've been a better choice.
P.s. Please keep this one a secret! I'm only posting to help advise on the winter hiking conditions :)