Took the south Pine Creek loop in to the Ballantine trail and the north loop coming back out.It began raining within an hour and never really stopped the whole morning. Hiked past the boulders down to rock creek. By then I was starting to get wet and decided to head back to the trailhead for a total of 9.1 miles. The trails are in good shape and easy to follow. Most of the plants in the area are in bloom. The weather made for a nice cool hike (a little windy too).