October 9, 2018
Not a ton of distance overall, but it's a nice trail to throw into the rotation every so often if you live in the KC metro area. Not much elevation gain for the most part, although if you cross the creek and head up Eddy, then you get a little technical climbing in.
Pretty fair amount of rocks to contend with, but other than the hard-core rocks on the Eddy section, there's not too much that is overly intimidating. There's enough low-intermediate track to take a newer rider, but enough rock to give a more advanced rider a little challenge to keep it interesting.
The fact that the trail sits pretty far to the southwest side of the metro area means there's usually not much traffic (bikers or hikers) to contend with. The major downside to me is the horrendous amount of chiggers during the summer riding season. My last 2 summer rides there left me badly eaten up (even with insect repellant). I conscientiously avoid the trail now during the summer months, which is a shame because it's fairly close to my house and a mostly enjoyable track to get a quick ride in after work.
For rocks... Shawnee Mission Park. The rest, maybe Smithville?