If you stay on the trail the hike was pretty strenuous in that it just went up. Not much to see and easy to wander off the trail, which I did twice accidentally (and those were the only times I saw something worth stopping to look at). Passed only one hiker and passed through many many spiderwebs. View at the top was kind of neat, but I probably wouldn’t hike this trail again.

trails begin a short walk down road from parking. to the right is wattacoo lake loop (1.5 mile loop) and straight is mountain bridge passage trail (1.6 miles),which is the one i took. great trail. not very busy, doesn't look very used - nobody there when i went. some fallen trees, nothing too bad. not too narrow, perfect for me and my dog. a couple nice bridges over the creek and one small "waterfall". got to the end and it was just 1.5 mile walk back to my car on the gravel road.

good hike, wandered around a lot. Took the orange trail down to the old camp, kind of felt haunted. Then took the purple trail around the lake. Made it over 6 miles, saw 2 people.

Great views after a 2.1 mile moderate to difficult climb.

Saturday, February 11, 2017