I really like this trail. Only did a part of it but liked it had some hills for a good workout. There were a lot of bicycles there today. It looks like a great mountain bike path. I prefer hiking. Open areas, picnic tables, and wooded areas. Really nice wide trail with mixture of rocky, bumpy and smooth trails. It won't disappoint.
My husband and I hiked this together. The trail was very rugged and remote feeling which was very appealing. We are new to hiking and this was close to home. There are many Spurs and loops to get "lost on. I would definitely suggest having a trail map to help navigate, especially when trying to decide how long/far you want to hike. Today we did a little over 5 miles. We hiked until we were ready to go home and then followed markets to the trail head. The trails are well marked and defined but unless you know how long each spur or loop is your hike could go all day. Definitely need a map. All in all this was a great hike and we will do it again!
The hike was great. We took our dog with us and had no issues throughout the hike. The area is pretty peaceful, with the exception of the occasional gun shots coming from the sheriffs firing range. We hiked mid day when the weather was in the 90's, but the trees provided ample shade to make it not so bad. There are LOTS of spiders on the trail, so watch out! We encountered several that we almost walked right into. We ended up using our dog leash as a spider web clearer. The trail also becomes confusing about midway, branching off to several other trails.