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Definitely a moderate hike that is uphill most of the way. I recommend getting to the trail early as it was already crowded with limited parking around 9 a.m. This was a good trail to hike, that led to a beautiful view of the dam, but won't do it again. There were simply too many people. Very dog friendly. We did find a side trail near the start that led down to the river and it was quiet.
Beautiful Hike, about 7.5 miles long if you go South side all the way up to the bridge and back by North side. Expect to walk 4 hours. Few beautiful benches along the way to have a picnic! When parking lot is full, ranger gives a map to alternative parks, but if only one or two cars in line, it makes sense to wait for parking spot to become available. Beware of TICKS! Ticks BITE. Cell phone reception is mostly unavailable, so make sure app has complete map downloaded before you go out. Battery should drain by the end of the hike :) Don't regret the Great Egret trail! :)