This is a nice hike that will get your heart pounding. The distance on this is incorrect, it is closer to 5.5 miles from the edge of the parking lot to the pools and back. The elevation gain is also around 1200 feet. The first 1.5 miles is easy but the last portion is mostly straight uphill. The pools are nice and frequently have water except in the driest times. Plenty of flowers and wildlife if you keep your eyes peeled and the views are great.