This trail is good for some variety in terrain and scenery. There's very light traffic compared to some other trails in RRC.
There's a bathroom at the start/finish, but no water.
Obviously, you can hike this either direction. Going counterclockwise starts you off going downhill on doubletrack with pretty good footing. A nice warm-up for the climb to come.
The middle two miles are probably the toughest because it's uphill on gravel and not as scenic.
The final two miles are the payoff-very scenic, fun switching back and forth on a packed trail, and you finish on a downhill.