This was not a very challenging trail at all. It's more a nature walk, easily marked with placards explaining the trees, gentle rolling hills, boring scenery, etc.
If you like more challenging trails with rock scrambles, etc, then avoid this trail. It's more suitable for mountain biking.
Love these trails for mountain biking, trail running and hiking! I have been mountain biking here for years. Just got myself into trail running as well. Definitely not for beginners. Lots of steep inclines and declines- stream crossings- etc. if you go in a bike you gotta ride Biker Bumps trail! A blast!
There is a trail head marker with maps and info. If you park in The Child Day Care center parking.
Going through the security gate you just need to provide ID and say you are riding the Mainside Trails at The CDC Center! Have fun:)