The views are amazing, but it is a dangerous trail. Especially when the trail has been rained out. The first 1/3 is mud, the second third is flat, and the last third is a steep 1500 climb. But the views are amazing. This is where Harrison Ford had his hissy fit in the movie Six Nights and Seven Days. There probably won't be anyone on the way back even in high season. Breathtaking views that will stay with you forever. It is 11.6 miles, and you better start before 10 am because of daylight constraints. Bring 2x as much water as you think. Its hot and dry up there, and you can get dehydrated easily. Make sure to get plenty of gas for your car before you leave Waimea to get here no gas stations up in the park area.