Very difficult hike due to steep terrain with poorly visible trail and lots of scree over the upper half of the hike. The last third of the hike involves scrambling over boulders in steep terrain. Much more difficult than anticipated. Although this posting says 8.4 miles, my mobile device said 9.4 which seemed more accurate. Only 2 of the 5 of our group reached the summit. We are all in our 60s except for 1 who is 56.