The Salem Lake Trail runs nearly 7 miles, circling Salem Lake at the park of the same name in the city of Winston-Salem. Near downtown, the park offers a 365-acre lake and the trail provides scenic lake views. The surface is dirt, sand, gravel and rock dust. You can also connect to the Salem Lake Greenway
at the fishing station on the lake's west end, and take the greenway all the way to the mall on Peters Creek Parkway.
Trail users note:
the park closes in the evening, so don't get locked in. Also, when the water overflows the dam, the back gate will be closed.
The Salem Lake Trail is found at Salem Lake Park, 1001 Salem Lake Road. For more information, contact:
Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks
100 E. First St., Suite 407
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Just a few steps from the parking lot takes you into the great outdoors. The trail provides beautiful views of the new dam. Geese, ducks and numerous birds were visible today. Peaceful scenic views of the lake throughout most of the trail. Good fun and ...
The (mostly gravel/dirt) trail is well-maintained and gives you a great view of Salem Lake. It is mostly flat with a few decent size hills during the 6.8 mile round trip. It also connects with the Salem Greenway, which you can use to extend your hike/run. ...
We are full time RV'ers and have been on many good trails. Yet this is in my top 2 , along with the New River Trail as being long, relatively easy to bike, run or walk and yet very scenic and very private. A real pleasure and a must return to.