Excellent first day of summer hike under a gorgeous blue sky. The Gorge Brook Trail is a moderate trail with several switch backs that allows for periods of relatively mild slopes followed by some steep and rocky inclines, especially near tree line. Great hike over to South Peak via the Carriage Rd. Trail, and then returning on Snapper Trail. I think you could do this loop in either direction in dry conditions. Given I'm in my 60's I didn't find it too difficult.