I have been hiking "The Giant" now for a few months, on average, five days a week. I mostly do the East side Nonou Trail, and go to the Picnic table on the Giants chest, but I like to mix it up and go to the other Picnic Table above the park too. I started in the mornings, but have found late afternoons to be even nicer. Much cooler. I love to listen to Old and New Testament on my iphone on the way up, and worship music on the way down. Today, I did the East side trail which is longer, but a better workout for me, as I can jog for most of it. The views are incredible and I do see 1 to 10 people in the course of an hour or two, enjoying this mountain, and I would say 70 percent of them have their dogs, myself included. I see a few people training on a regular basis, trail running I think they call it. This mountain is steep and is Great for the heart and legs. I am 52 and really stoked I enjoy it so much, as I want and need the exercise. Good Hiking Trail!