1 month ago

Great hike! Full sun, so bring sunscreen and plenty of water. The trail is straight up after the first part of the hike. If you aren't in good shape or have little ones, think about taking the Boy Scout Trail up through the shade. This is a tough but beautiful hike. I would rate it as hard and not moderate. The sun, heat and steep trail are a tough combination so please be careful. Also take hiking poles if you have bad knees, coming down on the main path is straight down with plenty of scree and loose rocks. There are also snakes and the hiking poles can serve as good snake sticks.