This is, hands down, the most beautiful trail I have ever been on start to finish. The trail is well maintained, but more importantly the forest surrounding you all the way up is just breathtaking. After the .5 mike mark, the trees are smaller and there is a lot of bright green undergrowth, creating a “fairy tale forest” vibe. Unfortunately I hit the trail early and the fog was too dense to get any great views at the top, but it was awesome to sit in the silence and watch/feel the clouds move over you. Highly recommend.