I’m not exactly sure why this trail is listed as moderate. This is a difficult trail and not for the beginner or unprepared. Tracking poles are highly recommended. However, it is very rewarding with incredible views. We took rock jock first and ended up coming up pinch in. Pinch in is rocky and straight up with no breaks or switch backs. Overall, the trail is rocky with lots of small creek crossings (most likely runoff from all the rain we had). Based on our recording it was about 10.5 miles but idk if you can ask for much better views of the gorge than with this trail. Awesome.