Honestly I was bit disappointed with this hike. It’s too short /3 miles loop/, bit boring and repetitive. I think it might improve a lot if you use Rising Sun Trail one way and Solstice canyon trail on the way back.
supposedly you can make whole loop around the reservoir but we didn’t do it (yet) so i can’t say, but the part we did – the west DWP road – is nice enough. The views from the dam are amazing. The water, the trees, the sign,..the walk afterwards its nice but you’re walking around a fence. Still a nice walk though