This lollipop trail of about 2 miles has many educational signs installed by the forest service. The terrain is beautifully dry, eastside terrain. Lodgepole pine dominates initially due to a fire many years ago. A more mature forest, with firs, Engelmann Spruce are found further upstream.
The stick part of the lollipop is paved and suitable to all, although it does have some dilapidated bridges to cross. By taking the left-hand trail and hiking clockwise, you will encounter the more difficult trail obstacles sooner. The youngsters and scramblers in your group will enjoy climbing over and around many downed logs. Others will enjoy identifying the numerous ferns, ground covers, and mushrooms.