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Found this hike only because it is directly across from the Hot Springs, there is a sign. I uploaded the picture so whomever would have reference for the trailhead. From the trail tracks it looks as though it may be used more so for bikes and/or motorized bikes but also had some footsteps sprinkled about. It really is lightly trafficked or else people are trying to keep this one a secret as it is very beautiful at the top. As far as difficulty, I used the Jar Trail for reference since it is also rated as 'Hard' the jar trail is hard in the sense that it's a bit dangerous coming back down IMO. It is very steep. This hike really wasn't all that tough for a very athletic person. I would not recommend for someone who does not hike regularly. It is almost all up hill. I repeat, it is almost ALL uphill. For the out of shape person you will be taking breaks frequently. It flattens out about a mile and half/two miles up, then continues on to go uphill to the peak. Unless you're in it for the exercise, it is only noteworthy for a Sunset or Sunrise. Or you otherwise just enjoy nature and being outdoors, then it is lovely as well. I can't imagine how beautiful it would be during the Spring.