I can see why so few people make it to this trail. The lady at the front gate was incredibly discouraging when I just asked how to find the parking area for the trailhead. "Unmarked", "Can get stuck on the other side of the river if rain hits", "People get lost back there", and other choice bits of encouragement. I have no idea what she was talking about really - the trail was very well marked on the portions I went on. It got a bit boring after crossing the river, so I took the crossover trail between the two sides of the loop trail to cut it a bit short. The area around the "trammel crossing" is gorgeous.