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Great hike, a few elevation gains and drops but overall very mild. Most of the trail is under cover in the Forrest with periodic lookouts. Later in the year the streams for water along the way are dried up until mile 7. Semi-easy, our friends took a small corgi and she made it just fine.
My wife and I hiked this trail in the summer of 2011. It was done in conjunction with The Big Beaver Trail as a modified loop.
This trail is very similar to Big Beaver as far as conditions except for the level it is maintained. We passed a ranger that said she was the first ranger to assess that trail in quite a few years, so maybe they have done some maintenance to it by now. When we hiked it, there were a number of fallen trees (compared to zero on Big Beaver) and small fields of over grown plant life. I normally don't consider over grown plants an issue, until I run into stinging nettle. My wife was fortunate enough to find it several times. I decided to avoid it after my first time.
Monogram Lake is a great hike with some outstanding views of the Cascades. Eat a good breakfast because you will need the energy. I hiked in by myself and nearly bumped into a bear. Wear a bell and be aware that bears like the blueberries that are all over the hill sides. the lake is awesome after the hike in.