I LOVED this trail. Went on a Sunday September morning, and we literally passed three people the entire time (and all of them in the last five minutes of hiking). Easy walk, some nice variety in the terrain. I loved the parts where the forest opened up and all the little stream crossings. The lake is visible for a good deal of the hike on your left. I can imagine that it gets busy in the summer, but it was incredibly quiet and peaceful, only a few boaters out. Loved it!