The trail contours uphill all the way to Horse Thief Park, on the top of Missionary Ridge Road. Also, the trail stays on mostly southern slopes, so it may be hikeable in early spring. This trail can be reached by hiking past the upper part of the lake and wading the stream.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.