Aftervreadingbthe reviews here we decided to do this hike and it was very disappointing. The first mile is along a work area complete with roadside, parking lots, parked snowmobiles, a mountain of tires, and other objects that are the antithesis of hiking. The entire trail is shared with horses so you spend the 3 mi up and back stepping around manure which at some points is unavoidable! The lake is beautiful but i'd rather have had done another trail and the whole hike be beautiful. SKIP IT.