Pretty well groomed on the lower part through Albion Park but it gets steep and gravelly past Jackson Road.
Archibald Way starts out as a winding trail through Albion Park but as it crosses Jackson Road it starts to get pretty steep. There is lots of gravel on this part as it climbs up to where it levels out for a bit. Then you do a short, steep climb up a switchback to the start of the Bear Ridge
West Coast Rainforest vegetation.