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Scenic but rocky trail with lots of ruts due to other vehicles and water erosion. Drove in February during a dry week but there were still lots of muddy areas on the lower elevation and light snow on the upper stretches.
Trail had signs of a few minor rockslides but nothing major. One part of the trail near the upper stretch was quite narrow due to a dead tree on one side and partial washout of the trail's edge on the other. Squeezed by without an issue but wider 4x4s may be precariously close to the washed out edge. Hopefully the next person or a local will have a saw or chain to remove the dead tree.
Winter Wonderland, galore!!! I just did this trail again today (February 2, 2017) despite it supposedly being "closed" for the season. There are no signs stating it is closed or not to proceed, and the parking lot is open. Though I was the only car in it, and passed absolutely nobody else all day. Only singing birds to keep me company! It usually takes me 2 1/2 hours out and back, but took just over 4 today, due to the conditions. But, WORTH it!! There is a fair amount of mud for the first 1/4th or so of the trail, but it then becomes snow. I had good snow/hiking boots, and that was enough, despite there being a lot of snow once you get into the forest. There are a few more small streams to cross than usual, and more care has to be taken in spots where the trail is even more narrow than it usually is due to erosion from the weather, but totally doable and so worth the semi-frozen waterfall at the top! Do it if you have the opportunity....what a sublime experience! See uploaded photos :-)