07/04/2020 (sih, cvg) Pleasant walk; steady uphill in forested river canyon (river heard but not seen). Shared with mountain bikers, bit busy on a Saturday July the 4th, (plus covid pressure), bikers all heading downslope, two or three at a time, every 15 minutes or so, not really a bother. No real views, except where noted. Dog River Trailhead, right on Hwy 35.
Lots of maples; hiking guide book says nice fall colors on this trip.