Rules be damned! I took my 20 lb on a leash on a late afternoon Saturday hike. Had to avoid a few bike riders but no one outwardly complained about a dog on the trail. However, the trails are very narrow in many places so you have to be on the ball to avoid getting run over by cyclers. There weren't too many though considering it was Saturday. We only did 2.85 miles because it was easy to get lost. There are a lot of other trails crisscrossing the main trail so it's easy to get off the beaten path even when using GPS.

Overall it's a fine trail and I will definitely be back to do the full 4.3+ miles.