Beautiful views - water- fall colors- interesting shapes to the trees that had blown over - yes it was a windy ridge trail -but that kept it from being muddy! There was a little mud right at the start but easily avoided - the stairs at the end of the trail down to the water are new and amazingly sturdy! They will be there for a long time. Easy trail , good for families. Then we walked from the “parking” sign trail head to the ranger station on the trail thru the woods that was so colorful and pretty -to pay our park usage fee- didn’t realize we needed to do that since the trail head sign is before the ranger station, totally worth it.