This is an absolutely perfect winter hike, and a great way to get some views that's actually accessible via car, microspikes (or snowshoes) and trekking poles. We summitted via the easy to follow, albeit completely snow-covered trail. We encountered less than 10 people over the whole day, which is insane for a Saturday.
Microspikes and trekking poles (we had our snow baskets on too) are necessary to reach the top right now. Please beware the massive and deadly pothole on the transition from pavement to dirt road a few miles from the trailhead - be prepared to slow down. Other than that, the road is good for 2WD vehicles easily.
One more thing, as shown in my 4th photo, we found a disembodied deer leg right on the trail on the way down. There's a mountain lion in the area, so know what to do. For more photos and details of our trip, visit the attached link. Cheers!