Excellent paved trails for bikes and unpaved for hikes. Great for morning workout, plenty of great views and variation in scenery. Unfortunately MTBs are not allowed on the unpaved parts though they are very nice.
This trail is always busy, watch for the "pro cyclers" on the pavement as they pass through the area pretty quickly.
Although this trail is extremely easy, I give it 5 stars for it's serenity, considering the convenience in location. You dont have to drive far. This is an all around winner for me for several years. There are many interesting creatures and herbaceous growth, so if you are planning to run, try not to get distracted by its diverse ecology. It isnt 8.7 miles but this trail deserved several laps.