Backpacked this trail on a day that it had been raining so I can not speak to the amount of people or the dogs. We saw no one at all and the forest was still very sleepy. If you want beautiful vistas, this is not the trail for you. Imagine being constantly surrounded by foliage, if you enjoy that, this is for you. There is a waterfall on the map but it is about .2 of a mile from the stream that the trail ends at. We didn't venture across the stream due to the threat of flash flooding that day and did not see a trail. There are no blazes at all however the trail is well worn and easy to follow. Couple spots are close to being eroded away but it appears trail maintenance has come through recently as alot of dead-fall had been cleared. All in all a fairly unremarkable trail but it was time well spent.