In lue of the boat ride we took a hike. We got some great shots and had lots of time to talk about everything and anything on our hike. My 4 yo is great on a hike. She just chugs along but, the 2 yo gets a little whiny and so he gets a free ride most of the hike duration.
We have taken a lot of hikes this year. We have visited a lot of state parks. Not all trails are created equal. Some have been covered in gravel and some more earthy and natural. This trail is definitely not stroller friendly maybe you could swing a jogger stroller but it may be tricky as well.
You know what's funny at the end of the trail (depending on the direction you went) we got an extra dose of excitement and motivation when we saw the Lion's Gate. That was a neat site to see. My camera (phone) was dieing so we drove back around to get pictures of it.
The mosquitoes were actually not that bad either. We heard them buzzing in our ears but we got around the lake without any bites. However definitely bring your bug spray, water, a camera and wear your sneakers!