The trail is somewhat strenuous, due to the steepness of the trail. Parts of the trail are covered in lots or rock, after a lot of uphill hiking; one hits a steep, decline this means your almost there! Dog Lake is a beautiful lake with a nice, cool breeze flowing through it. One thing my siblings and I enjoy doing is collecting flat rocks on the way up, and then skipping them across the lake when we get up there. Utah is surrounded by beautiful mountains, and Millcreek Canyon is a great place to appreciate them.
My family tries to hike this trail at least once a year, if not more. My siblings and I enjoy racing up this trail with our parents close behind. This is the first trail that my family took with my sister-in-law, and when she enjoyed it as much as my family did, we all knew--more than ever--that she belonged in our family. The wildlife on this trail adds another element to it. There are often squirrels and chipmunks peeking down from the trees or darting across the trails. I can't emphasize how beautiful and well worth it this trail is. I highly recommend Dog Lake for a weekend hike!