I have walked this trail several times, from the beginning at State Street through the Mahoning Water site at Salt Springs Road. This trail starts in an industrial neighborhood in Niles, passing many working industrial sites, and at times there is graffiti on this part of the trail. Overall, it is a pleasant walk. The trail crosses roads that automobile and truck traffic uses, and trail users must exercise caution when crossing these roads. Of special note is the crossing at State Route 46, which is heavily travelled. While signs are posted on these roads, unfortunately auto and truck traffic still travel at a great rate of speed on Route 46, and it would be great if a footbridge overpassing this crossing would be built. Once past the industrial area, the trail becomes more rural.