We shortened this trail down to a 2.1 mile hike for my small kiddos who came along.
The first .75 mile is a tad steep but very doable for kids.
This area is drop dead gorgeous!
The tower is an absolute must-do. Be aware, it is a tight straight up climb but again, my children of 8 and 11 made the climb up and down twice because they thought it was fun.
The view from the top of the tower is amazing!