This has become my wife and I's favorite hike in the park. If you want complete solitude, great wildlife viewing, and beautiful scenery, this hike has it all for you. Be extremely careful on this hike though and bring bear spray. The first quarter of a mile we saw fresh bear droppings on the trail, a few miles in we saw a lot of fresh prints and diggings, and at several hundred yards did see a grizzly with 2 cubs. We also saw a lot of elk and during the rut was just awesome wildlife viewing. Be very careful though on this trail, there are many blinds spots, make noise! I spoke of the solitude of the trail, we started at 7 am, finished up around 11am, and only saw 2 other people the whole time on the trail, it was awesome!