If you can get past the dog poop that careless owners don't pick up, and the crap dumped behind peoples' fences in the first mile, then you'll enjoy the smooth, wide, paved path all the way to Sutter. There is little shade on a hot day, so plan accordingly (the oak trees planted west & east of Royo Ranchero won't help much when full grown since the city planted them to the north of the path, but will one day provide nice shade for a rest on the benches the city also put in). The whole path from end to end is about 4.5. If you want to cut out the backyards and opt for the rural feel, park at N. Township instead of Hooper. You lose a little over a mile of the trail, but you get a little more solitude and WAY better views.