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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!