“This is an easy trail that follows pleasant forest along South Saint Vrain Creek.
— Chris K
There is no camping allowed on the parking lot side of the river, but after that, dispersed camping is allowed anywhere 200 feet from the trailhead, trail, and creek.
Starting at the trailhead parking lot, there are trail information boards, an interpretive plaque describing the trail's namesake, and a bridge across the rushing South Saint Vrain. After that, the trail winds through the forest next to the river, occasionally climbing a short ways above the water before eventually returning. The trail proper ends at Forest Service Road 252, where runners may continue 1 mile west to Miller Rock, a scenic point with a 360-degree view.