The first 2.5 miles lead up to Cedar falls, and climb fast, but definitely rideable by moderate to advanced mountain bikers. Beyond that, the technical riding increases, as the trail is very tight, steep in places, and there are plenty of rocks and roots to negotiate. Only more advanced mountain bikers will be able to ride these sections. Most will have to dismount frequently until you reach some open meadows at 4 and 5 miles. The riding becomes easier, but is never easy. We got caught in a thunderstorm and driving rain at 5.5 miles, so we didn't make it further. I would only recommend this trail to people that have already riden other worthy trails in the area first, or for people that just want to ride to the falls and back. This is also a good hiking trail for people that want to see the falls, but beyond that, there's not many viewpoints.