Wide, flat, paved path takes you down to a wooden plank boardwalk that is over a portion of the the river. Some waterfowl, broad winged Hawks, Mute Swans, red winged blackbirds, a belted king fisher, and a few different gull species. Absolutely family friendly but it's one way in and the same way out. If you hike 4 miles in, you have to hike 4 miles out. No loop!