Found the east end of the trail by accident while riding the Paul Henry-Thornapple. That intersection could use better signage since the Paul Henry seems to transition into the M-6. There are hills, some were climbed in first gear while others were great to coast down. Traffic noise from the M-6 Freeway could be disturbing, but look to the other side to see woodland, wetlands, and prairie.
Crossings of the major streets have been made easy by diverting the trail to nearby traffic lights with crossing call buttons, an island in the center of the road and a bridge. I found the loop around the M-6 and U.S. 131 interchange to be the greatest challenge, especially along 68th street. Though the trail uses the sidewalk, there are many businesses along this route and extreme care should be taken to look for drivers making right turns.