I had had this hike on my list for a while! Finally grabbed a friend and headed there on a Saturday morning! I thought 7:30 was early enough, but i was wrong, there is a ton of the trail that has no shade and it basically all uphill!
Nearly 7 miles
First half is uphill, second is pleasant and in the trees, but there are also some uphills there as well. Fun info on what the area used to be and the cost to move livestock!
Nice hike, close to home, plenty of parking, lots of people and bikes.