We did this hike as a sunrise hike so we Arrived around 5 AM. Our friend brought us and didn’t really tell me what the hike was going to be. I didn’t realize we were going to be climbing wooden steps up the side of a mountain. The hike is nearly vertical at times. It is very physically intensive so I was glad we did it early in the morning without the sun beating down. We were all dripping with sweat. I got really muddy and dirty, and coming back down was really difficult. I would suggest bringing knee braces for the way down. Watching the sunrise from the top was breath taking and incredible. I would recommend doing it that way so that the heat and the sun doesn’t make it more difficult on the way up.