The trail starts at the main parking lot near Cypress picnic shelter. This is one of the most beginner friendly trails in the triangle metro area. The beginner trail starts with a smooth flat section through the pines. Then, it offers views of Harris lake before ducking into a tight twisty section weaving through trees. At the midpoint of this trail, you can continue to the Lower intermediate trail or make two left turns to finish the beginner trail. On the second half of the trail, there a few whoop-de-doos, a small incline with small roots to cross and a few small berms.
The current trail status is available on trianglemtb.com/
Scheduled rides are planned by the Triangle Off-Road Cyclists, (TORC) and can be found on meetup at meetup.com/torc-nc/