I've been lurking on TrailLink.com for a while now, and finally decided to dust off the old mountain bike and give a Rail Trail a shot!
The Ware River RT was a combination of both local and long enough to get a feel for Rail Trailing.
What a nice experience! I began my ride on the southern end of the trail, mainly because I knew there was ample off-street parking at that end (I drive by it every day to work). Peaceful and tame would be my first two words to describe my trip. The trail is fairly flat and easy to travel. Streams pass under the trail every so often, and small gurgling waterfalls greet you every so often.
A word of caution for anyone visiting this trail anytime soon: Although it seems like it is in general well-kept, the recent passing of Hurricane Katrina and the tropical rains a week later have caused several trees to fall across the trail. In addition, the trail was flooded out in a few spots, mostly an inch or two of standing water, but in one spot, the water was a good 6" deep, all the way across the trail, for a few hundred feet. (Note that the aforementioned tiny waterfalls may only be there after heavy rains!).
Overall, I would recommend this Rail Trail to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing ride through the forest. Although I did not have time to take the trail to it's northern conclusion, the 3/4's of the trail that I did ride was worth the trip!