August 27, 2005
This trail is really in Raleigh, not Morrisville.
The full L. Johnson loop is about 5 miles. That includes the paved part and this trail, and the unpaved trail on the west side of the big bridge.
The roots aren't too bad (imo). I will admit almost flying out of my toe clips on several roots the first time through. Otherwise, it is O.K.
There are a few technically challenging things to do here. One steep drop into a stream bed is a nice bit. I still can't ride up that section. There is also a 5 ft drop that is optional. It is near where the bike path gets close to the paved path.
The one peeve is that this is a very short ride, but it is 2 miles from my house, so it's a great weekday trip.