Well we had to wait in line for 25 minutes but we did get to hike Pilot Mountain. Yes there was a wait to get a parking place.
The hike was 2.4 miles the first 1.6 miles were rated as strenuous. From the parking lot the trail follows the top of a cliff. As the trail turns back at the base of the cliff we came across a lot of people climbing. Pretty impressive watching from below as they scaled up 50 feet above us.
There were some very nice views of the valley.
At the low point the hike was at 1600 feet in altitude at the high point 2200 feet. So we had a transition of 600 feet but even then there were also rises and falls in between. So yes most of it was a pretty strenuous hike.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...