Sure feels easy on the way down, but you definitely get the workout on the way back up. I completely agree with the Moderate rating - loose rocks at times, stepping over and around bigger rocks, fairly steep incline. Beautiful views down on the river as well as along the way. Check out the camp along the river, as well as the spring. We went in Oct., so the sun felt nice and not hot, to go with the cooling breezes. Nice pit toilet at the top, along with plenty of shaded picnic tables.