Did the reverse to have a gradual climb. Very easy and wide start to this and very pretty.

Took the Old Pine Trial...VERY overgrown and no one else on path. We didn't get any ticks but can see how easy it would be on this trail. Do your checks. Some poison oak as well. We came out unscathed but is dampens your mood on the hike a little bit.

It gets better at the Sky Trail junction all the way back. I can see that doing the climb first might kick the average shape person's ass a little bit.

Overall a good trail and great scenery. No horses on Holidays and weekends make it easier for the hiker.