The trail itself was paved and easy. There are a lot of people that use the trail, traffic can be heard most of the way and far to many business ruin the wide open scenery. The trail is a good workout out though. There is hardly any shade on the trail so plan for a early to mid morning walk it in the evening.
Beautiful hiking experience. The best part would have to be going under the 41 following the San Joaquin River going south west. There's a gorgeous set of trails past Woodward park and the rv park that is easy to follow and so peaceful. It follows all the way down to palm and even further than that. I highly recommend this trail for hiking especially with a dog. It's straight forward and a treat for long hiking or picnics. I routed a hike that you can find on my profile. It's quite lovely. Enjoy.