Though this warning sign was right at the trail head I didn't see it until after I got back. After thinking about this a bit it seems like it's not a big risk for me but I'll probably carry pepper spray in the future.
The first half of the trail has some mild elevation changes.
Most of the elevation gain, to nearly 1200 ft, is on a power line access road and then the final trail to the summit. The road was like walking on ball bearings on the way down.