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I've hiked this trail a few times. Its an awesome area, there are a few other trail junctions along the way that are worth checking out as well. In winter Rogers Pass trail is usually pretty easy to follow until you get up by Rogers Peak Lake and then anything goes, most tracks aren't going to be on the trail, and some of them just go off in random directions. Definitely recommend bringing GPS and topo map.
We hiked the 5 miles (10 round trip) from S. Boulder Creek Trailhead / East Moffit Tunnel all the way up to Rogers Pass. The climbs pretty gradually from the trailhead up to Rogers peak lake which was maybe 3 miles or so. This portion of the hike was moderate at the most. If you decide to make the push up to heart lake, the trail gets steeper. Look up to your west and you will see the trail. Heat lake is worth the extra effort. Once at heart lake you can make an even steeper push up to Rogers Pass. You can see the trail switchbacking up. Good hike, dogs on leash, fishing. Well worth it. Oh yea and some pretty amazing views all along the way.