This is a nice trail. There are some relatively steep climbs and you get a nice workout. If you keep a steady pace you can make it to the top in about half an hour. Some tricky areas after rain, I recommend taking a flashlight toward dusk. Mountain bikers, and groups some nights. It get's pretty cold in the winter and there are some larger rocks throughout the trail as a result of sliding so it's best to keep an eye out. The trail itself is fairly wide, some narrowing toward the peak. Always worth the climb.
The first .9 miles is very steep and would be difficult on a hot day. Thankfully, it was only in the 60s when I went. The trail is listed as an "out and back," but I turned it into a loop by taking the paved road at the 1.3 mile mark back to the parking lot.
Steep, thigh burning hike! I've done it several times from the main entrance to the end of the trail and back down the road to the parking lot - this totals about 2.4 miles. I've always wanted to try the vital like trail that connects to Wildwood at the top of the mountain, but I'm usually so exhausted from the uphill hike I can't muster up the energy.