Such a fun hike! I enjoy an interactive hike- getting to climb, lift yourself up, bouldering, etc. This hike did not disappoint! Beautiful view of the city and surrounding mountains in the distance.

A good, challenging hike to the top with beautiful views of the city. Parking is limited and the lot was full the first time I went past. The hike was extremely crowded and there were more than a few times I had to wait until someone came past either up or down the trail. Wear good shoes and pack plenty of water.

hiking
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hiking
3 days ago

There are 38 posts (the last one at the top is not numbered, but the first 37 are). This is a little like a hike/easy rock climb (probably the top 3/4 of the hike I was inclined to hold on to a railing or a rock to keep moving forward) so a person with sensative hands may want to bring light hiking gloves. This hike kicked my butt (legs and my pecks were both sore for a few days after...I am not the most in shape person). While a park ranger and some others did pass me, I moved at a decent speed (no real water breaks but maybe a slower one-step-at-a-time approach) it took me almost exactly 60 minutes up and then almost exactly 60 minutes down (there are still some rocks on the way down and my legs were a little weaker so I went slow-and-steady style). There are connected two parking lots at the base and it is possible for the rangers to put a "lot full" sign up in which case there really isn't any other parking in this residential area. The lots are open from sunrise to sunset. There is also a bathroom (flushing water) and water fountains at the base. Overall, even though it was difficult, the view was great and because it is such a popular hike, there are normally always lots of people around (I wouldn't hesitate hiking it alone during the popular times).

backpacking
3 days ago

Great challenge! A lil over crowded.

I'm new to hiking, but I'm in decent shape. This trail was much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Definitely a great challenge-- a lot more rock climbing than I expected! It was also much more crowded than I expected for a Tuesday mid morning. There was no parking around 10am, so the ranger directed us to park over a half mile away and there were only 6 spots in that lot. Luckily we were able to park there, but he said the next closest area to park is 2 miles out. No bueno. The hike itself is 5/5-- just wish there was more parking!

5 days ago