We had to make 2 trips from Rio to accomplish this hike. The first time we left from Rio at 8:30 am, and by the time we arrived, there was no parking, thus we turned around and drove back to the hotel. The next day we left Rio by 6:45 am and had lots of parking options. We did the hike in about an hour and had no line for pictures at the top. By the time our group of 4 had taken a dozen pictures, there was an hour+ line waiting for their turn to take pictures. A few tips: (1) Google maps will mostly get you there, but from the main road, there will be a steep road that curves up and to the left…this is the road you take, and after a few blocks, you will start to find houses and small lots that offer parking. (2) near the top, we found a couple groups that couldn’t find the rock. Once at the “top”, you have to go a couple hundred yards down the other side (towards the ocean) before you find the rock you are looking for. Using Google maps (and our gps location) helped us find the rock when others got lost.