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Hiked this trail on April 20, 2017. Went clockwise from the trail head. After about 3.5 miles (3:15 PM) a storm rolled in. We stood our ground at about 2000 feet near what appeared to be pretty sturdy, uneroded trees. The wind picked up (about 40 MPH) and we watched the trees sway significantly. We kept a watch on nearby trees for any sign of failure. After about 15 minutes the wind died down and the rain began. We continued the hike and reached the river in about 20 minutes. There were many trees (20 - 30) down across the trail (See photos).
I did the entire loop yesterday which was exactly 6 miles. Loved it! My legs are definitely feeling it today. It is a nice hike up and you can pick up the pace for a trail run on the way down--just be careful with the rocks. I would definitely go back!
Be aware that the overlook part of the trail is crawling with people.