The start, as marked here, has a big steep ascent. It is recommended to warm up before heading in.
In general trail is singletrack, with a few small creek crossings
This is the commonly traveled trail through Danby State Forest. It contains some nice climbs and some spots for crazy descents. Though the trail isn't too technical, there will be a few steeper portions in combination with multiple small creek crossings to keep things exciting.
The trail is relatively easy to follow, especially if you keep and eye out and look for the orange blazes. Though it may be tempting to continue one, be careful not wander off to the Finger Lakes Trail. You'll find hikers, runners, and dog walkers most times of year, so stay alert, and be courteous to your fellow trail users.
There is roadside parking for 3+ cars right by the indicated trail start.