This is a good first time trail to ride a mountain bike on if you normally only ride the asphalt jungle. I got into biking for health reasons (and bought a mountain bike) and was only riding on the street in the beginning. Once I started to hit the trails I never looked back.
I seem to push myself a lot harder when I'm in the woods on a trail, and this one is perfect for someone without a lot of experience--fast and not very technical, but a whole lot of fun.
I have ran and biked this trail. One reason I like this trail is the flow of traffic is one way. Bikes go counter-clockwise and runners/hikers go clockwise, so if you encounter someone it isn't as unexpected as some of the other trails I have been on when there are bikes coming at each other.
Is a pretty easy trail for both biking and running, with opportunities to cut your route short if you like. I know there is traffic on it, even in the dark (with headlamps.) Can get muddy, but is well maintained (just beware of any beaver activity that might change things!)
Really enjoy this trail -- totally free and surprisingly well-kept. Kind of busy on nice days in the summer and some of those dips for the bikes can be a bit dangerous when runners are "in the zone," but overall it's a relatively easy ride on a bike, and a really enjoyable run.
This is the second trail I've been on and it's amazing. Starts off with some (steep) but nice declines in and out of the forest followed by nice flow. A few optional jumps along the way make the track very exciting. And to top it off great scenery. At any skill level this trail is fast flowing fun, with the perfect amount of tech.
Best bking trail I've ever been on (which isn't a huge amount)! Walking would be OK on it, but it's definitely best suited for non-technical mountain biking. You can burn through it pretty quickly but there are definitely some small hills and bumps to traverse, although if you're good, you can avoid ever putting your foot down!
I biked the whole trail this morning, it was my first time in a few years. Overall, the trail was well maintained. There were a few sandy sections around miles 5 to 6 that I couldn't get enough traction to bike through. Overall, a fun and fast trail that doesn't have any climbs over 10 to 15 feet in elevation change at once.
The trail is exactly what the name implies; it follows the river. While I suppose the description is correct in saying it is primarily used for mountain biking (I did see tracks), the day my family went, we walked it and saw no one on a bike. I would say "hike" but there really is no hiking to it other than walking. We saw several groups of people walking also and walked into a disc golf range on accident.
For those with dogs, next to the trail is a leash-free park. We met several happy (and wet) dogs!