Every week the route varies. We have walkers with varying paces and often the group splits into two groups as the gap widens. New walkers should be fine as long as they stay with one of the splinter groups. If you are unfamiliar with the park try walking it first with a friend. If you decide that you can't keep up with the group, let us know that you are leaving the group and will return to the parking area on your own. We often take the ridge trail which includes a moderately steep beginning and approximately 7 hills along the way. We may do this trail at the beginning or the end. There is an option to walk the regular paved path on one's own if no hills are desired.