This is the most challenging trail in the Usery Mountain Regional Park network, but is still doable by almost all. There is just one technical area where beginners should hike-a-bike. The uphill is a steady moderate climb with many steps (mostly log water bars) up to the saddle. The decent from the saddle starts with the technical section but then mellows out.
Add this trail to the Blevins loop to add some moderate challenge.