Beginning of the trail system
View from the bench
There are signs at each junction to mark the way
"Hurry, take the picture, I can't hold this thing up much longer."
Giant Horse tails made us feel like we were in a prehistoric forest
There are large trees, horse tails as tall or taller than a person, and a downed tree across the trail that Bob stood under looking like he was holding it up. There were not many flowers and we did not take many pictures. In one section the trail parallels a private road with waterfront homes; however, most of the trails are far away from homes and noise. One section had a very steep rise that would have been nicer as switchbacks. The total vertical gain was approximately 600 ft. This rated easy on our new scale. Except for the very steep hill, and that could be avoided by taking another branch of the trail system, this would work with young children.
The count: 8 hikers, 3 dogs.