The Salem Creek Greenway consists of two paved segments that follow the tree-lined creek diagonally for nearly 5 miles across southern Winston-Salem. A short sidewalk connection allows passage between the two.
The trail begins off the parking lot for the Marketplace Mall. From there, you will soon pass through Washington Park, a 75-acre recreational area with athletic fields, picnic pavilions, a dog park and a playground.
Once out of the park, you will reach S. Broad Street; follow it north on the sidewalk, then go east on W. Salem Avenue around the traffic circle to connect to the trail again. Or, to avoid the traffic circle: just before you reach S. Broad Street, take the fork to the right under the street; cross the large wooden bridge and follow the sidewalk to the left for approximately 200 feet, then make another left before the traffic circle. This will take you back under the street and past the tennis courts.
If you go north at the traffic circle, you can also hop on the Winston-Salem Strollway
, a short rail-trail that parallels Old Salem Road into downtown. Stay on the greenway and you'll travel between Winston-Salem University and Civitan Park and through Reynolds Park with its 18-hole golf course. The trail ends at Salem Lake, the city's second largest source of water and a popular place for boating and fishing. Take the 7-mile loop
around the lake for outstanding views of the water.
There are many places to park along the trail:
- Marketplace Mall (off Peter's Creek Parkway)
- Washington Park (1490 S. Broad Street)
- Reynolds Park (2450 Reynolds Park Road)
- Salem Lake Park (1001 Salem Lake Road)
We found this trail to be clean and well maintained. It is an older asphalt/concrete trail. It went under the cross streets which was great.
Parts of the trail are low and could have water issues after a big rain. It has some hills.
It would be ...
If you are looking for a flat and long run to knock out some miles and still have a good view in the process, you've come to the right place. It's paved and there are 4 different places to jump on the trail. And the best part is that it attaches to Salem ...