The first 1/2 mile of this this trail is really just a rock pile with poor footing making it difficult to walk. Not really a hiking trail by most standards. After you get past that the trail is very nice with beautiful large trees. So I would rate this trail 1* for the first 1/2 mile and 4* the rest of the way.
I live near this trail and use it year round for training and overall fitness. Though rocky in certain areas, it's a moderately easy hike with some elevation change. The trail is well maintained and rules are generally followed (Posted: no dogs) by the locals.