The small creek that runs beside the beginning of the trail was backed up and flooded from the Missouri River, so there was no way of starting from the normal parking lot.
Fortunately I know a way to get to the loop from the back, so I drove around and dropped in on the loop from a bike trail farther up the hill. you could see where the water had been and receded just a few days before, but the temperature had everything hard and frozen so it was easy to walk on. The low sun of the early morning made it a great walk
Obviously all the small streams and run offs had plenty of water in them and made some nice waterfalls over the rocks. I did just the lower loop and then came around on the longer portion of the bike path, about 5 miles total. It about 2 hours.