This was not a bad hike, however, as with other reviews, the trail is barely marked with many water crossings. It got to a point where we just didn't care if we got wet. We just waded through. At some points, the water was over my knees but I'm short. There was not much elevation for about the first 3 miles or so, after which it became very steep. We hiked after a week of rain, so this steep rocky part of the trail was very challenging both up and down. We did Middle Tripyramid on this hike. I still need North Tripyramid but am not looking forward to doing this trail any time soon. Some in my group hiked Pine Bend and tell me its worse.