It takes 3 and half hours to hike up the top. This time, my backpack is light. Last time I hiked up, my pack was so heavy. That's why it slow down. And I didn't take any long break, except drank some water. I hike up the Skit Hut Trail and came down at Devils Backbone Trail. I had my lunch at Mt. Baldy Notch ( resturant ). In the morning, I started at 6:30; arrived at the peak at 10:00 am; left at 11 am, and got back to my car at 2:02 pm on JUD|LY 4.Enjoy every moment.