Great hike, a few elevation gains and drops but overall very mild. Most of the trail is under cover in the Forrest with periodic lookouts. Later in the year the streams for water along the way are dried up until mile 7. Semi-easy, our friends took a small corgi and she made it just fine.
Monogram Lake is a great hike with some outstanding views of the Cascades. Eat a good breakfast because you will need the energy. I hiked in by myself and nearly bumped into a bear. Wear a bell and be aware that bears like the blueberries that are all over the hill sides. the lake is awesome after the hike in.