I made a previous review, before the trail was finished.
Now ( Oct.25 2013) the trail is finished. It's all paved and painted center devide,etc., electric signals at street (traffic) crossings. It's very nice and neat but it looks very expensive to me. But, what the heck, it's the "governement" paying for it, not me.
I am surprised that the traffic really stops when you activate the "crossing" signal, as this is not a Stop but caution to the drivers.
My wife and I have being enjoying this trail for quite a while now. We really appreciate it but we don't see many people each time we ride, just 2 to 4, once in a while. Maybe it will get more popular, in time.
There are some dogs barking from backyards, but no harm. An Iguana, a duck, or some transient, wild and interesting birds. The canal was full to the top and it looks beautiful.
It is a joy indeed.
The trail connects to a much more extensive ride, as far as the Black Point Marina, by Biscayne Bay. Which is a very interesting place. Boats putting in and out all day, with its attendant human erros and activities. There is a restauring right there too. Kind of bussy on weekends but, it's too long a trip for me and my wife.
Four stars because there os much nature around to see. But it's all green and full of Florida sunshine!