I picked this hike for are second hike of the day before we went to set up camp. I know it's a flat easy one but I think the area is really nice. We were going to check out the cabin across the road BUT it's flattened . The trail goes along the river for the whole way and then if you want you can take The West Fork Black River trail up the other side for another 3 miles. We just did the Thompson Trail this time. The grass is brown this time of year and makes the river look a lot differend from the green times. Still a pretty area. The water is down some from last year. Done with the hike and off to set up camp by Big Lake.