This was a fairly easy hike of 0.5 mile to the ridgeline and 0.5 miles back to the trailhead. Having become fascinated with ancient Indian ruins, I had planned on doing this hike for sometime. It was a little cool when I left and the half mile hike to the plateau was uneventful. I was amazed at how dry the area is and while the fire signs said there was a moderate fire danger, the entire area looked like a tinder box. The ruins looked like the typical Hohokam ruins you can see in Phoenix and around the valley. The area is not as isolated as it was 900 years ago because in some directions you can see new homes being built on the hillsides and power lines on the eastern side. You also can see 4 Peaks, the Superstitions, and Weaver's Needle. This is a great educational hike for children and I intend to go again with my grandchildren in tow. There are signs at the ruins explaining what the rooms are and they are most helpful.