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This trail is easy to access. The trail head is in a neighborhood behind an elementary school. If you are looking for an easy after work hike this is it. If you want to get outside and away from the city, this is not it. There are several times you literally feel like you're in someone's backyard and I heard City noise whole time. In addition I found the trail confusing with multiple foot trails breaking off and poor markings. That being said it would be pretty difficult to get truely lost. In addition try not to hike at the height of the day as there is not much tree coverage.
The trails yesterday were in pretty good condition after overnight rain. We only saw one other rider so it was great having the trails to ourselves. Mostly gradual climbing and fast descents. Some of the single track is built along the some steep hillsides so ignore the surrounding and gorgeous views and keep eyes on trail, unless taking a break. Beautiful views at the overlook.
Very nice trail. Used by both hikers and bikers. That can be a good thing as it's a bit wider than many trails with no encroaching vegetation. The way in is mostly up, but that makes the way out a bit easier. A really nice view of the mountains and Looking Glass rock can be seen from near the top. We've done many of the trails here and really enjoyed this one.