This trail follows the old towpath of the abandoned Beaver and Erie Canal. It offers great scenery, including portions of the Shenango River.
The lower half of the trail, from Big Bend to New Hamburg, is gentle singletrack interrupted by short challenging sections, such as stream crossings. It offers a little bit of everything, without being too much to try out, or to walk past.
The upper section is flatter, but more vulnerable to seasonal growth and to becoming wet, and with many crossings that aren't feasible to attempt to ride.
The lower section is for straight up riding, the upper section is for adventurous exploring.