Great year round hiking. Hike is approximately 6 miles. Hiking to the top of Steamboat rock is a scramble for app 650 vertical feet but once on top the views are spectacular of Banks Lake and the rock formations from the Ice Age. It’s not uncommon to see Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and there are two herds of deer to watch. I would not recommend taking pets or small children on this hike due the scramble up and down the hillside to get on top for the hike. Great hike!