It starts off easy and you're wondering how this hike is considered HARD... then you get to the rocks and you begin to climb and climb and you realize this hike isn't as easy as you thought. Bring a lot of water during summer. It's HOT and can become difficult. Bring some gloves, I found myself slipping as I held onto the railing.
Great hike. Not too long but with some great structure. Large boulders and scrambles. Unfortunately it rained when we reached the highest point so climbing down was slippery. In all a good trail and something you should follow in the Phoenix area.
If you are looking to test your limits and really challenge your body, this is a incredibly satisfying hike. I would highly recommend to anyone who is moderately active. Getting to the top is so worth it; the spectacular view all around. You cannot be disappointed! Highly recommend plenty of water and some high protein snacks. Remember sunscreen.
Great workout on the north entrance, but too crowded for my taste. Actually like the south entrance hike scenery (white flat rocks that remind you of dinosaur fossils) but the mile walk down the street and thru the neighborhood just to get to the trail is really inconvenient.