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This is the Spring Water Trail. Paved, no elevation gain. I walk/bike it every week. Its not a hike, just a stretch and walk before diner. I'm posting this review in case someone not from the area looks it up. Its been listed as difficult but it is very easy.
The east first few miles are more scenic. Lots of snow in between trailheads during winter means you're better off with snow shoes although is still hikable, my shoes did get water in them. The tunnel is great and worth seeing, so I recommend starting on the eastern side. Pretty flat the whole way. Follows a highway so you always hear traffic.
Hiked up to the Misery Ridge Summit via the River Trail with my 11 year old lab. The only trouble spot we came upon was at the switchbacks near the top. The trail had significant ice but was still passable. Just go slow on the ice and in no time, you'll be at the top. Definitely worth the view.