Pathfinder | 100 pts
Being only the 5th trail I have hiked I was very pleased. Breaking the trail into two sections allowed me to bring my 3 and 5 year old along on the northern loop. We used the “a” connector trail. It was easily hiked. My boys were disappointed that they didn't see any animal life outside of the arachnid family. But grandma's near collision with a butterfly eased their frustration.
Although my Northern family members might disagree, the tree canopy allowed for a relatively comfortable summer hike. At a mile an hour with children this short section was a perfect family outing before lunch.
Two days latter the south and east sections of the trail still provided no animal life. However, the terrain of the eastern section was much more interesting and the lake views were spectacular. (It was a pleasant change from the lower Alabama swamp trails.) We hiked a comfortable 8 mile section using the “a” and “c” connecter trails.
The trail is now open to bikes and I did pass a couple on a ride. Mostly though, I felt the trail was secluded. The only draw back is that with a lake on either side and a major road running through the middle there wasn't that thrill of being hopelessly lost while awaiting your wife to arrive with search and rescue teams.