This was just a one-hour training hike covering 2.5 miles and 523 feet of vertical elevation. I started at the west end, walked to the highest point of the trail, then turned around and came back. I carried a 10-lb dumbbell in my knapsack to make the hike tougher.
Mostly locals use this urban trail. You’ll see lots of 20–40-year-olds jogging it.
The weather was sunny, 76° F. I thank God for another day in paradise.
PS: I start my mileage at the closest road near the west trailhead; it’s about a quarter mile to the formal trailhead marker.
Update Jan. 26, 2015:
I hiked the entire out-and-back trail today, starting from my front door. Carried a 15-lb dumbbell in my pack. Took about two hours. Probably five miles total.