I felt a bit overpacked but this is my usual day hike load. Sweatshirt, hat, knife, paracord, emergency blanket, sunscreen, flashlight, matches, windbreaker/rain jacket, journal, pen, 1911 magazine, beef jerky, almonds, energy bar, shake. The pack holds 2.5l water in addition to all this stuff. To many stories about people who went out completely unprepared for a "day hike" and died because they weren't ready to spend the night when something went wrong.
Turns out that if you go until the trail just peters out it's about four miles there and back. Not super challenging but some good climbs as the trail climbs up and down next to the river. Nice hike. Looking forward to the next one. Sooner.