The gate is generally left open. When gate is not manned, there is an honor payment system near the park office.
Rocks, Roots, Dirt, Trees and Grass - you get it all. This fun trail is actually a network of opportunities that offer lots of loops to explore. There are a couple of dry stream crossings and a small foot bridge. If you're a history enthusiast, there are some points of interest from the 1930's Civilian Conservation Core buildings.
Wear long sleeves and pants if you're allergic to the Ivy's, there's quite a bit in this park.