My son (almost four years old) and I reached the trail head around 8:15 in the morning. It felt very dark, because you are completely overshadowed by trees. The trail starts off fairly steep up some rock stairs, before leveling off almost immediately to a more comfortable walk through the woods.
The trail is well maintained; there were many places along the way that trees had fallen across the trail, and had been sawed up and removed from the trail. In the steeper sections, the trail has eroded until the tree roots are sticking up. The roots aren't a problem though; in many cases they function almost like stairs over the steep parts.
There are yellow blazes along the way, but they are unnecessary; it is never even slightly difficult to follow the trail.
When we reached the summit, I thought I'd been tricked; we reached a wide open ledge that was clearly the peak, and yet the trees were grown up all around, so there was no view. Eventually I turned and looked (more...)