I hiked to top with my 70 year old father and my 7 year old son. We thought my wife, mother and 4 year old daughter, who were behind us, turned around well into the hike. However, the three of them made it to the top about 45 minutes behind us. My daughter went down on my shoulders! Not a difficult hike and well worth the excellent views.
The upward hike took us about 25 minutes including two or three brief stops to look at whitetail deer and blooming mountain laurels. The trail is moderately steep, but in good condition with a few rocky areas. The late afternoon temperature was a cool 67 degrees with a light breeze and thermals rising up from Shenandoah Valley. This was my first mountain in Virginia and well worth the hike! - TJ Burr, Author of "Rocky Mountain Adventure Collection", The Tales of a Colorado Mountaineer.
Easy hike with nice views.