For the not so fit hiker it took about 2 1/2 hours to the waterfall and 1 1/2 hours down. Good note is once you pass the sign there will be a fork to the right if you want to go up to he waterfall and then on to a bigger lake that we didn't make it to. If you go straight at the fork you will be forced to go over the creek and wont make it to the waterfall. It was worth the hike but was pretty hard toward the last hour up.
Good trail - my gps said it was 3.5 miles up and was worth every step. I am not a big hiker and was most surprised how long it took to get to the trail head, was 10 miles from where I was in stevensville and took 40 mins as the road is crazy small and windy (bring a 4x4 if you can). Views at top were great, observation tower had a crew in it and she was happy to show us the tower and point out some key things. Make sure you get a picture of the toilet (best view you've ever seen). Great hike and make sure you bring a windbreaker - cold at the top (was 70 a start - 60 and windy at the top).
such a nice hike...tough hike near the end... but the view was totally worth every bit of it. the man at the watch tower was very lind and friendly, and the 360 degree view was breathtaking. it took us about 5 hours total... but we are not in great shape lol. amazing!!!!
Trail was good for the first few miles, after that it was snow covered and not at all marked. We hiked in the snowfields for about a mile and a half, until we totally lost footprints and any hint of a cleated trail. Markers up in the snowfield would be helpful. Beautiful trail, but not at all marked.