stars steverpeac June 11, 2020 For a 19 mile hike that ascends 5,500 vertical feet, it feels unaccountably pleasant. Ok, ok, ok, the first mile is punishing. And there are some sections there at the end that remind one this isn't a gimme. But, get there at 6:30am, throw back some pre-workout, sip on protein powder during, and you're good. I did the hike on a Wednesday and finding a parking spot wasn't an issue. Even though it was 93 degrees in LA, I was cold at the start of the hike. Light pants and a long sleeve coolmax shirt over a T for the ascent. T and shorts for the descent. Choose a day where the weather report has the wind under 10mph. You'll be happy for that.