This hike is challenging but short, so it's generally considered to be great for beginners. It could take[masked] hours, depending on the group. I generally do it in about 1:45 because I totally drag ass as I get near the top. We'll adjust our pace for the group and take a few breaks as needed. The view from the top is pretty awesome, so bring your camera! There's a Mexican joint across the street where we can celebrate afterward.
We'll meet near the drinking fountain at the trail head. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes (preferably with ankle support, it's very rocky). There are restrooms at the trail head, please use them - this is a popular hike and finding a secluded spot may prove difficult. Give yourself time to find parking, you may have to walk several blocks.