June 7, 2016
I am a beginner, working out at CCC. Gave this trail a try. It was difficult to find the Trail Head, I kinda popped into what looked like a auto drive and found the trail.
Good climbs, challenging for me as a beginner. Tough because the climbs were pretty frequent at times, with little to no way to gain momentum. In short, you need to know your gears well to pull yourself up the hills, a skill I clearly lack.
There was another side by the creek that was actually really fun / less challenging for me.
And yes, definitely lots of roots.
I would say this is a little overwhelming for a newb. If you aren't comfortable with gears, and getting into the right gear before you need to on a steep climb, then this could be frustrating for you. Better to check out CCC and work on those hills.