Adventurer | 302 pts
Very nice, moderately difficult hike up a peak with some great views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. Start of the trail was pretty much as described in the guide. After the start up the dry creek though, mileages were very off and I could not identify any of the described landmarks. I had however, uploaded the described route on the map into my GPS and this came in very handy. My route up the peak and the trail stayed very close to this route.
That said, there is a decent trail all the way to the summit. It's easy to lose in places, but keep looking for cairns, and if you are no longer on a good trail, you've gone off. It does tend to braid up and down a few scree slopes, but is easy to get back on.
My total miles was only 4.7 miles.