Hiked this trail on 9/2/18. The trails themselves were well kept and well marked. It is a steady climb to the top and the trail gets pretty narrow at times. It took us about an hour or so to get to the top at a fairly steady clip (2 hrs exactly round trip), so for those who have small kids, pets, or prefer to hike slowly will easily take 2.5 to 3.5 hours total. Unfortunately, the firetower itself was fenced in and locked up behind barbed wire so we were unable to actually climb up it. It actually looked like there wasn't even a platform to stand on once you got to the top anyway. All in all, lotsa hard work for little payoff. Admittedly, it would have been way more fun on a mountain bike. The trails appeared perfect for that.