It is easy because it's only 1.2 miles and you follow a very well marked trail but that is the only thing easy about it for a sea-level wussy hiker, like myself....
It is STEEP with a fewer places even steeper and the 980 feet elevation gain made me feel like a pansy.
So, I have a few words of advice that I will remember for next time and might help you when you go to hike it yourself.
2. Bring more than one bottle of water.
3. Don't bring your purse - put your camera in a backpack.
4. Enjoy the resting benches and the beautiful view while you catch your breath throughout the switchbacks.
I finally made it to the top of the "Y" and the view is gorgeous!
The"Y" is 380 feet high and 180 feet wide and is the largest collegiate symbol in the United States - the letter is bigger than the letters in the 'Hollywood' sign in California.