Meg's Ascent of Mount Defiance (1040 feet)
Not much to say here. Short hike up less than 10 switchbacks with a 5 min or so scramble of the trail to the top. Good views of the large green of the botanical gardens, many hills and trees and gunfire (from a nearby shooting range) in the background. Take some time to see the grounds of the gardens below. The entire hike took us about 40 min including taking a moment at the top.
The trail was a little tricky for us to find. Look for a woods road at the edge of the gardens and with green stripe/white blazes.