San Francisco, CA
Explorer | 30 pts
Although it's an out-and-back, the beautiful lake scenery makes it a pleasure in both directions. The has a nice mix of ascents and descents, all moderate in difficulty. There's a nice amount of shade provided along much of the trail, and even a micro-forest of redwoods that appears out of nowhere.
a) Shortly after beginning the hike, I encountered an unexpected fork in the trail. Staying left to continue up the hill put us on the right course.
b) There's a 4-way intersection where Bummer Peak Trail meets Half-a-Canoe Trail. The trail to the left and the trail straight ahead intersect again, so either will work. It appears that a new trail may have been created recently as these two trails intersect again later.
With better trail signage this would be a 5-star experience.