The trails runs from Veterans Drive (across the street from the Town Lake hike and bike trail) north to Enfield Road. The entirety of the path is paved and generally easy to navigate.
The southern end of the trail includes numerous spur trails going off in all directions, joining the trail with Austin High School, 5th Street, 6th Street and Lake Austin Blvd. The northern 3/4ths of the trail is a straight shot by comparison.
Traffic is your constant companion as the trail parallels MoPac Expressway and several other busy streets in the area. When not running next to a major road, it's probably running underneath one. The trail goes through a couple of tunnels along its path that might cause a little concern for some, particularly those alone.
A restored windmill beside the trail contains a marker that indicates that site was the home of Effie Cara and Wylie Wilson Bennett. No additional information is provided and none could be found online.