I’d like to resonate Amanda’s comment about the trails difficulty. I would say this is moderate leaning on the harder scale, but I believe the reason why it’s rated hard is because of the elevation gain (which actually is fairly gradual). The hike was beautiful, and the views of golden are quite nice. This hike did get a little busy since we did this midday on a Sunday, however, when we arrived there was ample parking. Be vigilant when hiking this trail because it’s narrow throughout the majority of the hike and mountain bikers can be hard to see/hear.