The ride is really fun and takes about 90min (depending on the initial climb time + i took a couple of stops along the way for photos). I like to start my rides with an initial climb so then I can focus on the fun descends and twisties. In this case this was the fastest way up, however it gets steep in few spots.
This was the fist time I was actually able to climb it without stopping and it took me about 20min. But I have seen some hikers and other bikers who just walked their bikes up this is what I used to do.
Once you are at the top you can start enjoying the surrounding views and most importantly focus on fun descends. Most of the trails have rocks present and occasional loose gravel so be careful and don't go too fast as stopping might be more challenging.
Make sure to finish this ride a short but sweet Box o' Rox
loop that will bring back around with a cool view of the freeway.