Those this photo makes it hard to tell, this is the steepest part of the ride. It almost looks as if this is a nice little incline. I assure you this part of the trail (Puke Hill) is appropriately named. I only made it about half way up before I had to resort to pushing the bike.
The major bummer of the ride was that I went over a log in the trail, landed on my front tire and compressed my rim. The event bent the rim beyond use and bucked me onto some rocks for a nice bit of damage to my hip and shoulder, not to mention tearing my spiffy riding jersey.