I really liked this trail. After feeling a bit strangled from the city life, I was just overjoyed to find a wilderness only an hour away. The Ortega highway is long and winding, and except for the mass amount of smog, all other indications of city are wiped away. And the candy store at the base of the trail is so cool. Anyway, I saw lots of wildflowers I had never seen before, and once I crossed the creek (full of tadpoles) into the wilderness area, there were plenty more. Watch out for poison oak and possible ticks. I hiked in shorts anyway. I happened to hike on a beautiful, breezy day, but I could see it getting very hot on this trail. Anyway, the hike is fairly easy with very little sharp elevation gain (the last quarter mile to the top is steep, but it's worth it). At the top of Sitton Peak, I signed in and stood on the peak letting the wind cleanse me. A turkey vulture swooped not 10 feet from my head and I could hear the wind through its feathers! Apparantly, sometimes, you can see Catalina from this peak. I could not on this day, but all I could see was hill after hill, and it felt very peaceful. I've done lots of hiking, but I am finding out that a good hike is often relevant to how badly you need it. This wilderness is a blessing to those of you really needing to just go somewhere mellow and quiet to just be.