We got on the trail at the Alameda Parking space. Ran about 5 miles. The trail is mostly flat. Bikers are all super helpful in announcing their presence as they pass. We were not able to see the Rio Grande from the trail. This might have been due to the lack of snow/rain causing the river to be low. Using the trail offers the opportunity to see wildlife. We saw two coyotes, several rabbits, hummingbirds, ducks. Highly recommend the trail for a safe place to exercise.