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This was my first time on the trail (MLK holiday). It took us about 4 hours round trip and there were people faster and slower than us. I would rate this as moderate-difficult. The bottom and top were hardest (incline) and the middle was much easier. I wore yak-trax and I would DEFINITELY suggest them to anyone hiking in the winter. My husband wore running shoes and things got a little dicey on the way down, especially at the top. All in all this was a great trail and we will be back in the spring/summer. Oh, the app says this is 5.3 mi but the trailhead says 3.0 to the summit; add in the .5 mile through the campground and this is more like a 7 mi RT hike.
Hiked this trail plenty of times in the summer, and just did my first winter ascent. It was beautiful, the trail is quite well packed. Lots of people snowshoeing but almost as many without. I used micro spikes and one trekking pole. The pole was essential in my opinion. A few stretches of the trail are soft and you easily sink thigh deep. Worth the effort for the wonderful views.
Easy snowshoe to the lake on a well traveled trail the day after snowstorm. Climbed beyond the lake to the ridge where you can see the almost the entire Canyons/Park City Ski complex. Great View on a sunny day and was great to get out of the inversion in Salt Lake City