We have hiked this beautiful trail many times. It starts pretty steep on gravel but then goes to a more gradual climb. My 4 yr old can walk to the summit herself. We usually walk to the summit and enjoy the views from the bench. You can then complete the circuit or simply retrace your steps. It is a well cleared and wide track. It takes us about 1 1/2 hours for the whole trip including our rest at the top.