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.
Me, My husband and 9 yr old daughter enjoyed this trail a lot. We ended up walking around 3.5 miles and by the end we were worn out. Lol the trail we walked had a lot of terrain and I wouldn't think it would be a great running trail. (Although several people were running it). We will be going back for sure. I haven't been active, other than my job, so it pushed me. There are a lot of hills. Cool thing about this particular spot is that there were several trails to chose from. And don't be fooled, when you get there the name is actually sawnee preserve.