Before you head out – remember that while The Bolin Creek Trail is paved and is well maintained, the Battle Branch Trail is rugged, natural, and unpaved.
That said, it’s beautiful! Nicely canopied, with lots of interesting terrain and stair steps built into the steeper climbs.
In the winter, the trees are sparse, so neighboring houses were clearly visible on part of the path, though it doesn’t detracted much from the “out in the wilderness” feel of Battle Branch Trail.
Bicycle use on the University-owned section of the trail is allowed only on the trails that follow the cleared OWASA easement. All other trails within Battle Park are pedestrian only. Please check the University maps before bicycling on their trails.