July 13, 2018
Wasn't expecting much, as I was aware the area was known for hiking, but the trail, which wraps (if you choose the long route) all the way around the lake was great. Could use a chainsaw crew at a couple of parts for pretty big trees that were down, and the rangers I ran into admitted as much.
Trail is extremely bipolar--at times you'll be crushing right along, but make sure you have a finger or two on that brake, because suddenly it will turn into a rock bed at the bottom of a slope. And there's a number of steep descents and ascents, too, and barely any of them were smooth. Second half (east side of looking at a map) was a lot of walking. I don't care who you are, parts of the trail there were not meant for two-wheeled apparatuses.
One odd part, which another reviewer mentioned, is at some point the trail spits you out onto a road, and it's not clear how you're supposed to get back onto the trail. Fortunately, another rider helped me out, but I was about to call the park rangers. This would be way on the north side.
Be cautious if it had rained recently, reason being, we haven't had a drop in at least a week, and some parts were still pretty slick.