5 stars because it is really hard and exhausting. If you are planning to hike this trail in Summer or Fall start by 5.30 am so that you are back by noon. Only 15 to 20 percent of the route has shade, rest of the trail is through pastures, bushes and barren land. Carry enough water because there are no water fountains on the trail and not even a bench to sit for a while. For expert hikers this is fun but it is not recommended for novice hikers.