This is a fantastic trail, but classifying it as 'Easy' is a bit misleading. I consider myself to be in great shape, and my friend has done more hikes than me, but we both had to stop a few times to catch our breath! Granted, it was about 90 degrees outside, but the incline is very steep pretty much the entire way up. I've done Mount Major a few times and felt that this trail was a bit more challenging; however, we didn't encounter anybody else on the trail that day, so it was very peaceful. The summit is super cool and the views at the top are spectacular. I would give this trail five stars, but it was very buggy at the summit and frankly that was a bit of a distraction. Would still do it again, though! Perhaps in the fall.
If you take the Red Trail from the beginning of the Carriage Rd with a minimal amount of effort you get to enjoy some great open-summit views from the top. I traveled along this trail to start my 12 mile loop across the western Belknap peaks. Really well marked a quite nice. It was a great day out for me despite the afternoon snow showers that popped up!