I have not tried getting into the bed yet, its been raining here
as you can see the step is right at hitch receiver height & very easy to step on to, my inseam is only 28"
the bar is plenty long to have the tailgate down & get on the tailgate
i'm over 65 years old so i would likely place my hand on the bed rail to steady myself, the step pad is about 6X6 inches
I discovered yesterday that the extended pad makes a good place to sit