We started at the River Walk parking area in Colebrook. We intentionally waited for a nice day in mid-week to try and avoid the possible ATV traffic mentioned in other reviews of the trail. It worked out - we only saw a total of 4 ATVs, with very courteous drivers, and two senior women in a golf cart! No other bikers or walkers were encountered.
The weather could not have been any better. Blue sky, sun, low humidity, and a slight breeze.
The scenery was wonderful. We passed several fields where the farmers were haying. The mountains, river, and other sights were great. We took our time to enjoy the ride going just over 20 miles and taking 3.5 hours from Colebrook to the border and then returning via VT102, like some other riders have done, to experience a different view of the area.
Were the trail conditions great? No. Were the trail conditions bad? No. Our Schwinn hybrid bikes with, us, who are two seniors, did just fine. There were clearly areas that would have not been fun if we had a big rain the day or two before but the 'pot holes' in the trail were dry and we rode right through them. We loved the bridge and dam in West Stewartstown, took lots of pictures, and crossed from NH into VT. We rode right up to the border and then returned to Beecher's Falls. We were sad to see The Local Scoop, a local ice cream shop, was closed that day.
The return ride back on VT102 was fun because of the sights and the very small amount of traffic. Typically, we avoid biking on roads but the 10-mile ride back was fine.
Overall, a wonderful day and a very enjoyable experience!