"Long drop-offs. Not for young children or anyone fearful of heights. Last section is a route along a steep, narrow ridge to the summit."
On the day I hiked there was a group of teenagers from schools in New York also hiking the trail. It was helpful to have such positive encouragement to complete the hike!
The first section of the hike is switchbacks up the front face of the mountain. Although steep, this was not the difficult part of the hike.
When you reach the final section of the trail, it becomes treacherous. In order to reach the summit you need to follow the rock-face and the only thing separating you from a 1500 foot fall is a chain to hang onto.
The return trip was much quicker and there were some great views of the Park.
It would have been more satisfying to have actually got to the summit - the Park should provide a safer route so that more people can reach that scenic point.