We hiked to the top of the beautiful bluff on a very humid day. The mosquitoes were very thick and even covered in lots of bug spray and lotion we got bites. It is right around 600 stairs to the top. We had two little kids along and it was a challenge, but not undoable. We all made it to the top and boy, was it worth it! What a great view of the Mississippi Valley. Priceless!!