Great hike, but might be a little misleading as there are a few ways to approach it. One is super easy along the road, which I believe would be out to the lake and back. Another is along with the signs - on a dirt hike which is actually quite uphill and rocky at moments.

To go to the lake and back and make it a loop, you need to cross the river! There is no paved way to cross it. Or you make a big loop which according to Yosemite website is approx. 5 miles total. We did the dirt hike to the lake, went back a few hundred feet to a narrow and shallow river part, crossed the river and walked back along with the road.

Fun hike, but we were scratching our heads along the way :))