This hike is more of a climb up and down the river bank. There are also a couple of sketchy bridges to cross. The first one is partially underwater so your feet get wet.
Getting to the trail-head also takes forever because Bus 28 near President's Park is on the other side of Almaty. Here are the buses I used:
Bus 112 - runs mostly east-west
Bus 77 - runs north-south along Rozybakiev Street.
Bus 28 - there are stops north of President's Park, for example at Map Location: 43.202387, 76.885798 .
Almaty Bus Routes