|The trail is in fairly good condition with moderate uphills.|
|There were some very nice bridges along this trail.|
|"Beach access" at Crescent Lake: a gravel bar|
|The water of Crescent Lake does not appear glacier-fed (it was clear), but near the mouth of the river a glacier-fed stream feeds Crescent Creek|
While this trail can be a bit of a challenge with the uphills, this is a good introductory mountain biking trail for families who are willing to take their time and want a challenge. We did the whole thing, including lunch at the lake, in 3 hours. And the ride back to the trailhead from the lake is an amazingly fun ride. It is worth it just for that!