My wife and I hiked this trail in early December. There were a few inches of snow on the ground, but The trail was easy to hike up and the snow was beautiful. Much of the trail crisscrosses a stream and the sound of the water flowing down the cascades is magical and very soothing. The ice had formed delicate and phantasmal structures around the edges of rocks in the stream creating a continuous gallery of surreal figures and crystalline lace. Near the top of the trail where it crosses the stream several times it looked a little slippery and because the sun was beginning to set we decided to turn back. This is a beautiful trail anytime of year.