We had picked this time to climb Mt Stuart but got weathered out by the coldest rainiest, foggiest week in August that I remember. So we did low altitude hikes and rock climbs instead. Had never done King's Mountain before. We caught a perfect 3 hour window (rain before, rain after). 2 hours up, 1 down. Pleasantly steep, great views, interesting cliffs (our dog was a tad too interested). Not for the casual hiker.