This is a pretty easy two mile hike. We made the trip with about 2 inches of snow on the ground, with kids in backpacks. Not bragging, just saying this is a reasonably accessible trail where you get to see the giant trees without being crowded. We actually just made this a short detour, day-hike as we were exiting the main part of Yosemite to the south. Like the rest of Yosemite, the weather is pretty variable so pack smartly.