June 21, 2014
See other reviews: all true but; this are has 4 trails not one. The Scout Trail is a short segment joining to the river trail (steep in spots but very ride-able). The river trail has a 64 step drop off that is NOT well marked. If you approach to quickly you will be bouncing down stairs with a 90 degree turn in them. Not pretty.
There a few places you will be walking/carrying your bike (stairs). Weak riders will be pushing up some grades (20%) but they are not long.
There are 2 nature trails, both are easy to ride, have well marked points of interest (plants mostly) and nicely set up benches with overviews of the river.
Bridges on the Scout Trail are built bike UN friendly. The slats are parallel to the direction of travel and gaps in places are large enough to drop a tire in (skinny tires) or re-direct your path of travel. The gravel on the path is decidedly crowned and loose. Generally a good surface, but traction occasionally is lacking. I would caution a true "beginner" on this.
I was out at noon in 93degree MS heat and this was amazingly cool and shaded. In places so dark I had to take off my sunglasses! The trials looked very underused and were full of spiders, but not many riders go out in the heat! Nice trails; I will be back.
Better than Lake Lownds (better surface), better marked and maintained.