My husband, daughter, dog, and I hiked this trail. It is absolutely beautiful. The trail was shaded by pine trees and the wind blowing through them was wonderful. The trail was easy to follow. We rarely ran into other hikers- and only heard the road when there were motorcylces, and then we only heard them when we were by the trail head. My husband and I are from Colorado and felt like we were back home when we hiked here. We would recommend this hike to anyone!