This is a long out and back. Crosses several major streets you can park at to get on/off the trail. Has some very beautiful scenery and gives you a unique blend of cross country riding. Not too many major climbs or descents.
This is a nice, unspectacular trail. It is on the easy side of moderate, at least on foot. We saw many more mountain bikers than hikers. At most points it is wide enough that there is room enough for both hikers and bikers. There were a few spots at which I was glad to have the app and my phone because we couldn't find the trail markings. There is decent shade for almost the entire trail. Very quiet too with just an occasional plane flying overhead on a cloudless day.
I take this trail very often on my mountain bike. It is a very simple trail with hills here and there. I would say it's more interesting biking it than hiking it as I have done both. If you are looking for a good mountain bike ride I would recommend it.
The map is not accurate in the vicinity of Union Cemetery. Following the path along East Ave you turn left onto Peach Tree Rd before the cemetery. Follow Peach Tree to the end, then make a right onto Heron & a quick left onto Candour Ct. At the end of the road is a paved path that connects to the PP on the left - this will soon take you to Reservoir Road. Do Not walk to the end of the cemetery and attempt to make a left as the map shows - this is private property and not part of the Patriots Path!