trail was 4.8 miles out and 4.8 back. slight elevation changes and great views. dont know the tree types but it was gorgeousl with alot campsites when get to the lake, it is not required you use them. hoosir rules apply 200 ft from water-trail and pack in and out..overall a really nice trail, with it being right after the storm, and it is used with horses the trail was pretty muddy and little ruff. all in all for my first hang and second hike it was great!