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There are extreme amounts of snow on this trail. Make sure you know how to hike in snow before you do this. I didn't expect so much snow and I had to turn back about 1/2 mile before I got to the top. Mainly due to u didn't feel safe at the top cuase you can't see the trail and the soft snow kept pulling me under. I kept getting my feet sunk into the snow and bruised my leg up bad. I will be coming back to this one in June when the snow melts..
I grew up a couple miles from the lake, we used to ride our bikes to the lake and hike the ridge at least once a week during the summer. It is a wonderful hike with beautiful views. Also the lake at the bottom makes for a great swim once you get back down, I recommend swimming out to the rock and taking a few jumps off! Unfortunately now it is so crowded and over used. Good luck finding parking, get there super early to get a spot in the lot
Short hike and on nicer days with better bang for your buck than I had. Foggy view at the top but it was a really quick hike so judging from the view others had posted i will definitely be trying again on a sunny day. Took me about 40 minutes "speed walk" hiking with couple stops to the top from the base of the actual trail off the gravel road and 30 mins down without stopping. I would label it as moderate/easy and comparable to rattlesnake ridge but shorter.