This hike was absolutely stunning! Though I don’t feel the description here is accurate.
1) Unless I had older kids that were experienced hikers, I would not take them on this trail. There are good portions of the trail that is narrow with steep drop offs.
2) Both my fitness tracker and my husbands told us we’d walked 3.8 miles (connected to gps)

Neither of these things were an issue for us, but as a parents (who luckily didn’t have our kids with us) we commented several times on how we would not want to take our kids on the loop.

Overall it is an amazingly beautiful hike! I hope to do it again some day!