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These are guided tours through the cave, I wouldn't consider this a hike by any means. There are three different tours you can take - two walking and then there "wild" tour which is much closer to actual caving. If you want difficult, do the wilds tour. You have to take the gondola to get to the caves and they are apart of an amusement park for families. Not really sure how to properly rate this since it was a nice and educational walk but if you are looking for a hike look elsewhere.
Beautiful view at the top. we wore yak-tracks for the the snowy parts and it definitely came in handy. Don't do this hike with tennis shoes or it will be very slippery at spots and they will get muddy. Was pretty steep at some spots. I would say somewhat kid friendly as there were some kids there who were slipping and sliding everywhere.
Amazing hike. Short in length but steep most of the way. About halfway up, at least for now, you will see a good bit of ice and snow. Because of this you will encounter two difficult spots near the top. Bring yak tracks or something similar if you go within the next week or so. They came in handy today. No matter what, it is worth the effort. The lake is spectacular. Truly. Be sure to also do the spur trail at top to the waterfall. It is short with a huge payoff.
This is a short but fairly steep hike. Beautiful scenery at the top...don't miss Spouting Rock. It was in the low 60s the day we went but still very icy. Definitely recommend Yak Traks until the ice melts. Glad we read the AllTrails description in advance...dogs are not allowed. Heavily trafficked...I gave it four stars because there were so many people on the trail.