The end point is worth the effort! Not a very long trail, but can be strenuous. This was my first hike in New Hampshire so I didn't know what to expect. I'm a moderate hiker and I did have to stop to catch my breath a few times towards the top. it took me just about an hour to reach the top and maybe 45 minutes to get back down. Next time I'll pack a lunch and just sit at the top for a while. Beautiful.