The trail is an old road and isn't too exciting, but once you get to the overlook of the lake, the view makes it worth every step. Careful with kids and dogs, there is nothing to separate you and a very long fall into the water. The map makes it look like you have to park at the boat ramp area, but you can drive on the County Rd and get a mile closer. The trail you'll follow is the red one shown on map. (I don't know what the black trails are meant to show).
I have walked this trail too many times to count. It is great for stretching the legs and getting some fresh air (not to mention it's about 5 minutes from my house!) I would rate this easy to moderate as there are a couple of steeper climbs. You can take some feeder trails to make this loop shorter if you don't have a lot of time. I usually see one or two people running or biking but you pretty much have the trail to yourself. I amost always see deer on this trail in the evenings.
A real nice easy walk with not much gradient(some). Fairly open woods with a nice view of Summersville Lake at the end. Very litter free. A nice trail for biking but better stop if on bicycle at sign marking-- TRAIL END. This trail evidently is very well taken care of because I did not even see many fallen branchs of any size in the path.