This trail is definitely a moderate hike. I enjoyed every bit of it; furthermore, I believe that the view is well worth the trek. It may seem to take a long time, but once you get to Edward's Point you will for get about the climb.
In the words of the positive country artist Scott Brown...
"It ain't easy in the valley,
but it makes the mountain sweet.
You can see a new tomorrow
from the mountain peak.
Though the climb is rough and rugged
you will face a brighter day,
'cause you know the mountaintop
is not far away."
Adam N. on Edwards Point Trail
There are two routes from Timberlinks out to Edwards Point, and they both measure approximately 3.35 +/- ROUGH miles. I wouldn't recommend this ride for newbies, or children, as there are numerous spots that are tricky to navigate--up and down--through rocky sections, lots of BIG roots, a couple of creek crossings, steep climbs, and FAST descents...in other words, ALL the reasons we ride! My personal best keeps dropping as I'm learning where to increase my pace, better my climbs, and stay on my back better. It is currently 25:54 out, and after taking in the splendor of Edwards Point, I relax on the ride back in.