Are you talking about the paths to get down to the river on the downriver (Eastern) side of the house? I'm not sure which two routes you are talking about. Do you mean the one down the rock stairs that go right by the dog fence and the old road that goes in an NE direction? If those are the two alternatives, I am not sure if it matters, as they are both established trails that my parents walk all the time with the dogs. But to get to the river after the Paralyzer or Kiss Me or whatever people are calling it, yeah there doesn't seem to be a real established trail. Maybe the next time I am up there, I will take a shovel and rock pick and try to burn one of the trails so it will be known to be the main trail. And don't worry about a sign, that is what my dad does for a living now after retirement, so he would be happy to make one. Just don't judge him for that monstrosity of a sign at the entrance to the driveway, he can do better.
And thanks for everyone saying thanks about the wood clearing. I know I will never be able to kayak down that, as I am barely a 3+ yakker, but I enjoy watching people that are skilled enough to attempt that.