Trail is well maintained and the only problem on the way to the top is a field of basalt boulders that have to be crossed, about 1/4 mile of it. Otherwise, trail is through a beautiful forest. From the top, Ranier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood, Jefferson, and the Sisters are visible. The approach road is washed out and thus the distance to the top from the car is now 4 miles not 2.5 miles. The first part of the hike is along the old road past the wash-out so is easy, but allow at least an extra hour for the trip.