Adventurer | 220 pts
We actually hiked on the trail last year (2005). My wife and I started the hike from the Seward Highway end of the trail. The first part of the hike is very steep, with numerous switchbacks. It's a good workout. Also, a lot of high brush and grass on portions of the trail, and it is bear country, so be sure to make noise.
But, the hike was wonderful. We only had time for a 1/2 day hike, so we stopped for a while at Carter Lake. It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. The water in the lake was so clear and still that you could see good sized fish (grayling, perhaps) swimming on the bottom, even though we were standing on the beach.
We hope to do the trail from the Carter Lake end this August. But, if you are in decent shape and are looking for a nice hike, this will fit the bill.