Took about 15 mins for the family to walk up the paved road. My 2yr old son (Devin) was huffing and puffing up the hill, but did all the walking by himself. There are actually some pretty nice views of Sac, the costal ranges, Sutter Buttes and Folsom Lake.
It's pretty embarassing to call this a peak - oh wait they don't - it's a hill. There are something like three Starbucks visible from the summit. Did this with Sutter Buttes and Cobb Mtn in a silly day of cohp'ing that involved more hours of driving than hiking. Trip Report
Route Climbed: Main route Date Climbed: February/4/2006
Very easy climb. I did it with my wife who is 6 months pregnant. It was her first summit of anything. It took about 2 minutes to reach the summit . We spent about 15 minutes on top and then went to Babies"R" us.
Route Climbed: There's a route? Date Climbed: April 11, 2004
It was Easter Sunday and was being spent at my Sister in law's who lives not far from Carpenter Hill. I dropped the family off and made the 15 minute drive to the gate at the access road. I decided to make it a quick expedition so I sprinted up the road, found the rock with the benchmark and jumped up on the rock to make sure I had the county highpoint. Checked out the the views which were quite nice and headed back to the car. Total CTC round trip time was about 8 minutes. This trip was followed by a great Easter feast.