Good Trail for Beginners
We parked at the Milton Trailhead on Elva St. and headed north. Once you get past all the intersections in the city, you can pick up some speed and a steady pace. It's beautiful, flat, about 5 ft. wide and well-kept except when you get to the Military Heritage part. For about 1/4 mile the trail was strewn with leaves, pine needles, branches, trees uprooting through the asphalt, pot holes. Then it cleared up. If you have a military or government issued employee ID, you may be able to get into the Whiting Field NAS. South of the Milton trailhead, the trail continues for only about 2 miles. It's a great trail for all levels of bikers, especially beginners or non-aggressive riders b/c it is flat, rural and not crowded (in November).
"Pleasant trail, unique wildlife"
"I live near this trail and often ride it as a relaxing change of pace from riding on local roads.
The trail has only minimal inclines and is very easy for families with children to do. Plenty of shade for hot days also. But what I like best about it the trail is the wildlife you're likely to see there. I've seen several deer, raccoons, rabbits of course, and one early morning an owl. The flora is also interesting--in addition to the wildflowers, there are loads of pitcher plants, this area's indigenous carnivorous plant. The pitchers are tall plants, rising from a green stalk to a white, purple-veined, trumpet-shaped ""pitcher."" They have a delicate beauty that hides their gruesome way of life--luring and trapping unsuspecting insects inside the pitcher of fluid, where they first drown, then are slowly digested to feed the plant. Yikes! But their habitat is slowly disappearing, so see them soon.
Very friendly bike shop (Truly Spokin') and Tastee Freeze (ice cream stand) at the trailhead, for those who don't live on insects."