Open sunrise to sunset.
This is the doubletrack Red Trail
. The first portion is clearly an old rail trail and it has most of the rails still in place. It is a great place for a beginner to learn how to log jump. They are about four inches high with six to eight inches between them and there are about 25 of them.
The sections without rails, until you reach the fork, are pretty muddy after a rain. After the fork, it runs along the Jones Falls, which is especially nice when the trees are leafed out and block the road on the other side. This part of the trail is not muddy, even after a rain and the forest keeps it cool in the summer.