This trail joins my list of North Shore hikes worth doing for the trees. Plenty of good-sized cedars, a pretty little creek or two (with a potentially treacherous canyon view on Nelson Creek) and quite a number of huge Douglas firs. Coastal rainforest at its finest. I can imagine this trail looking the same in almost any season, save for the salmonberry bushes (in fruit) and the skunk cabbage near the lake.
The couple of views of the lake are nice enough, though it'd be nicer if there were someplace to sit and eat your sandwiches.
I took ages on this trail, even in the pouring rain. Some of that was due to taking in the greenery around me. The rest was probably due to the huge number of muddy puddles I had to dodge.