August 8, 2015
Well maintained, very fast and flowy. Adding the Flint Rock Loop adds 2.25 miles. The occasional gravely, steepish climb, but only enough to get your heart rate up for a few minutes. Most of the track is flat. Trail is very well marked, but getting past the falls if the river is high could be troublesome as there are limestone washouts and algae--plus you have to hunt and peck your way across the riverbed.
The trail is great for beginning riders looking to gain confidence, or intermediate riders looking to shake the rust off. Regardless, the ride is fun, if short, but if you're looking for hair-raising drops or technical work, this trail isn't going to do it for you.
On the plus side, I went on a day the park was really busy and saw only two other riders, and a couple of hikers This isn't anywhere near as over-ridden as Walnut Creek.
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park