Did this hike early on a Saturday morning. There were a ton of cars in the parking lot, but once we hiked out a ways there weren't too many people. The trail is well-marked. I would like to come back and do some mountain biking on Daley Ranch since it is allowed. Definitely a nice location, but be sure to bring a lot of water. It's quite warm in the spring, summer and fall, even in the early morning.
Beautiful hike up to Stanley Peak. For some reason I thought I was on a 2.8 mile loop, but ended up hiking 6-7 miles. Definitely worth it! Mallard lake was spectacular and untouched. Definitely going to go back sometime to see if I can find any morteros in the rocky meadow along the Coyote Run trail. Saw a snake and coyotes. Views from the top were killer.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe