I'm so glad I did this hike, definitely a challenge towards the end, but worth it once you see the amazing view and the flag. If you're afraid of heights, the end may be a little bit of a struggle, but once you make it to the top, you feel so accomplished!
This is definitely one of my favorite trails! The view is out of this world beautiful!!! Pictures just don't do it justice. I spend 3-4 hours on the trail each time I go because I stop a lot along the way to enjoy the view.
Bring plenty of water & a light sweater if you plan to go mid-day during January. It does get harder to walk toward the top so make sure you come prepared & wear proper hiking shoes.