If you are looking for something a little more exacting, you should try the Black Mountain Trail. The route is simply up and back and you will climb over 1,000 feet in the process. The whole walk is around 2.2 miles.
You certainly need to have proper hiking boots because the walk is steep and rocky in places. Dogs are permitted if they are always on a leash and under control. The false summit can be frustrating but keep going; the actual summit provides amazing 360-degree views.