This trail was a real letdown! It is REALLY difficult for a first-time visitor to navigate! Route signage is nonexistent in the two large parks on the eastern end, and there are several junctions of long spurs. Unless you've been there before and explored them all, you have no way to know which way to go! You can meander around for a long time trying to figure it out by yourself. Or ask someone who knows; but even then their directions can be so complicated, they're of little help. In its midsection, the trail runs on sidewalks and crosses a busy intersection lacking a good crosswalk and signal system. Then the western section of the trail has blind neighborhood street crossings, block after block after block. Not bad if you're walking, I guess; but a real pain if you're on a bike. The trail's only bright spot for us was the nice riverfront park.