Hiked on 5/8/18-Amazing hike. Not too difficult with a good portion of the trail being level or mostly level through the forest. It does get steep after you take the offshoot trail for the mountain off the ring the peak trail. When you get to the rocks at the top its pretty much up to you to find your way up. There is a good route if you keep to the left when you come to the rock pile. Climb around to the backside of the rocks and it is much easier to make your way up onto them, less rock climbing which if your like me (clumsy) is always a good thing. The views at the top are spectacular and if you live in the springs area and have not done this trail then...GO DO IT!