Short ride, facilities are widely available, camping also an option.
The gate is generally left open. When gate is not manned, there is an honor payment system near the park office.
This easy trail can be ridden in either direction and will provide root challenges coming and going. It's heavily wooded which makes it shady but also wet if it's rained recently. In the fall, the trail is wide and would be easy to pass hikers/bikers. In the spring, it could be heavily brushy. Wear long pants/sleeves if you're allergic to the Ivy's... there's a lot in these woods.