My wife and I hiked in to the main 'swimin hole' area on a day trip. I believe it is 4 miles one way. Terrain is pretty even, not much elevation change. The trail seemed to get a little hard to follow once we reached the main area. It was pretty crowded because it was still warm. Most people were camped on the flat red rock areas along the creek. If its the same, don't expect any privacy, or peace and quiet. Lots of families and day partiers. If you are feeling more adventurous, you could travel farther up the creek and maybe find a quiet spot, but expect a little bushwacking and some wet feet.