This description is just for the first 3 miles of the 19-mile Eastside Overland Trail. The entire route
continues on to some other state forests to the north, but is separated by some long road segments.
This section starts on 28th Creek road and heads north. The trail is pretty wide, but not necessarily doubletrack. It drops down over a creek and then climbs up to cross the access road for the Harris Hill extension singletrack trails. The wide trail then continues north down and then up another stream valley before coming out near the intersection of the Gerry-Ellington and Harris Hill roads. There is a parking lot here.
The trail continues north on the west side of Harris Hill road, going through a section of state forest that is open from some recent timber harvesting before coming out to Harris Hill road again.
Here you'll follow Harris Hill road for a very short section before you pick up the trail again on the east side of Harris Hill road. The trail goes several hundred feet back into to the woods where it splits into two options (option 1 to the right and option 2 to the left), which are described separately.