This loop should probably be ridden counter-clock wise. There's nothing too crazy here, except for some steep switch backs on the west side of the trail.
When you reach the road you can cross over to the West Loop
. I would feel comfortable taking a beginner here, although there is one switchback section on the west side that a beginner should probably walk.
Going out, the first section will lead you up a little valley to an intersection where you can turn right or left. I have not ridden or mapped the east side.