This is a moderately easy trail of about 2.5 miles, one way. From the Big Meadows Trailhead, follow directions to Round and Dardanelles Lake until you get to the Scotts Lake Trail junction, ~1/4 mile after the trail begins.
Here, the trail climbs gradually through pine and fir, high above Big Meadow. The trail progresses through a lovely aspen grove which makes this a great option in the fall. A short distance further, the trail turns into a jeep road leading to Scotts Lake.