Yesterday, a slow start, lots of pool time, and then a hike. Parked at the trailhead:
At the beginning of the trail:
We have tried to do this trail before. We got lost and wound up MUCH higher in the mountain than we should have been. Not so much this time. If you figure out accurately how to leave the clearings without also leaving the trail and following a wildlife trail or false trail instead, it's actually a pretty easy hike that took us through several different layers/types of forest.
A detour to Jackass Ginger (waterfall/swimming hole):