There were a few down trees on the trail, which can be expected given the fire damage. The trail as a whole was decent, certainly not as good as most of the other trails in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, but passable and enjoyable.
As mentioned, I did see two pairs of hunters (bow and rifle) on my hike on Friday, 10/18/19. I assume that is allowed this time of year. No problems encountered.
Water was flowing nicely in Fish Creek. I saw an occupied campsite near the second stream crossing. But it was a very quiet day. Hope that helps.