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Good, scenic trail. A little busy on the weekend, but once you get out a ways, it's pretty quiet. Very easy and minimal elevation gain. I liked the rusted out abandoned vehicle in the ditch on the Western side of the trail. I also liked the teddy bear Cholla forest. Pay attention when going through this area!!! I would rate this trail higher if I was on a mountain bike!
Hiked this morning. I would say it's more medium range, not that difficult. The steepest portion is the last quarter mile, even if you're in good shape it'll cause heavier breathing there, but it's only a short stretch of tiny switchbacks. It makes a great morning hike, with a good view on top giving you 40-50 mile radius scenery. The trail can fit two people wide most of the time, but in the last half mile you'll be single file. Hiking to summit and back at a steady, slightly-quicker-than-average pace took us about 1.5 hours plus the time we spent at the summit. I hiked just fine in my Nike Frees.