The trail is about 2.5 miles long, one way, and you gain nearly 2000 feet of elevation. The trail ends at the junction with forest service road on Babcock Mountain. Take a right onto the forest service road for more views and a longer hike. Return to Trail 10 to hike back to Rock Creek Road.
The views are incredible throughout the entire hike; even less than a half mile up the trail. From the higher elevations, you can see I-90, Lolo Peak, and the Mission Mountains. The tall electrical towers that cross Rock Creek seem small.
Start your hike in the morning hours as the west-facing trail will be shade as the sun climbs from the East. There are several switchbacks and the trail picks up a tree canopy as you climb steadily upward. Bring water as there are no streams near the trail.