The sign at trailhead says strenuous and certainly lives up to that description. This is a beautiful trail that provides several switchbacks, a bit of climbing over rocks, creek crossings aplenty and a heck of a climb up from the bottom. Payoff is a great workout with a pristine creek and a series of small waterfalls. I'd give this trail 4 stars if it had better markings. Many trails I've done have paint markings on the trees and that would be quite helpful on this trail. If you lose sight of this one, we found you usually need to cross the creek and keep looking. I'll go again. Take plenty of water and take your time.