While still a great hike, be aware that there has been some damage to parts of the trail due to recent heavy rains. There's significant evidence of mud and debris slides throughout the area and and exposed red clay mud areas especially along the first half mile or so of the trail. I would also rate the trail as moderate, not easy, due to 3-4 steep lengthier climbs. Pants are advised for anyone sensitive to poison ivy, as there was plenty bordering parts of the trail. Would definitely do it again despite the obstacles. Saw white bee balm and several other wild flowers. Enjoyed the boulder area at the turnaround point close to the Narrows.