Made it to the top. We started with Eight of us and the younger kids turned back at the bench. The trail gets pretty slimy and slippery and you can't prevent getting covered in mud if there's been any moisture on the ground recently. Once you get to the top it's worth it. Just under 4 miles round trip but it took a lot longer than normal due to the slippery, steep conditions. I just wish there was water to take a dip in somewhere on the trail...