Muddy Creek Greenway

North Carolina

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Muddy Creek Greenway Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Forsyth
Length: 4 miles
Trail end points: County Club Road and Summerfield community, south of Shattalon Drive
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6737510

Muddy Creek Greenway Description

The Muddy Creek Greenway follows its namesake waterway through woodlands and meadows in the western outskirts of Winston-Salem. The mix of environments makes the trail a birdwatchers paradise. Cardinals, bluebirds, chickadees and woodpeckers can frequently be found in the trees along the trail. In the open areas, look for blackbirds, meadowlarks and wild turkeys. From the banks of the creek, you may see herons, kingfishers, ducks and even a hawk circling above for a meal.

Parking and Trail Access

At the northern end of the trail, a gravel parking area is available at the intersection of Jefferson School Lane and Robinhood Road. Another gravel parking lot is available at the southern end of the trail off Meadowlark Drive beside the Meadowlark Middle and Elementary School (301 Meadowlark Drive). The trail entrance is marked by a green wooden sign.

Muddy Creek Greenway Reviews

good place to ride..

s

good flat trail..paved..u can add to ride at one end of trail..( dont get caught)..

Good Trail

s

Short, but very good trail. Only 3 miles from end to end, we get a six-mile ride with a flat, well-paved asphalt surface. Several good parking areas and easy access for bikes, walking or jogging. Nice peaceful and relaxing setting.

Great Starter Trail, Flat, Shaded in Parts

s

The city let us know the parking has been expanded for this trail so we tried walking part of it with out-of-town relatives. They liked it. We are taking up biking and need a flat trail to begin to get in shape. It's great. There are families (walking, biking), and dog walkers on a holiday like today. There are SERIOUS back and forth bikers during the weekdays. Few birds this time (too hot).

As to the trail ending in private property: We asked people and they said it was OK to use that part. It is more of a meander (those who bike FAST for exercise stay off that part!) Both the right and left fork end in a turn around loop--great for biking. The smaller side paths lead to homes. There is a Tiny Library on that part of the path, too.

As other said: well maintained The commemorative trees being plants along the way are a sweet touch. It looks like the south end of the trail will soon use a new parking lot near the elementary/middle school ball fields, now under construction.

It would be nice IF they added a toilet at the south end, too.

quiet scenic trail

s

Only in W-S for a day, I took some free time to explore this trail. Even in winter, the birds are quite cheerful. A young family was following deer tracks to the side of the trail. There's a horse pasture along the way with a bench across the path if you care to sit and watch them feed. I chose the trail because i understood it to be less crowded and it was. Will be back.

Accordion

Nice Urban Greenspace

s

Nice, flat, well-maintained trail. The public portion is only about 2.7 miles, the rest is in a private community, but it's scenic and quiet. I went in February when wildlife is less visible, but did see several varieties of birds. Overall, a pleasant, easy trail.

Lone rider

s

It was a sunday wife at work kids at work. So i took my middle aged body for a ride. Sore from riding down town Atlanta then the beautiful Virginia Creeper. I was to keep moving. So I found this trail not far from my house. It took some work to find it but it easy to get there bus-40 to Silas creek to robin hood rd. straight up trail head crushed rock on the left. The trail is straight and flat. pumping all the way. short but good work out. loaded with families is was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying the trail. This trail ends with a entrance to a private property bummer. I respected there sign and turned around. It would have been nice to be able to use that trail.Beautiful homes in the back ground. Try it take the kids I posted some pictures ,of how I saw the trail through my eyes. Enjoy, and get out and ride. The best exercise for anything or ailment.

Just right

s

Despite the heat my fam and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Just the right length for beginners!

Riding Muddy Creek

s

Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to ride this trail, I have seen deer, wild turkey, and turtles. Along the way you will pass a private horse pasture, and Meadowlark school just behind the Soccer fields close to one of the 2 trail heads. Btw, this is where the one and only porta john is on the trail. The trail is asphalt and well maintained which makes for a smooth ride, word of caution while riding across the foot bridges. There are yellow poles at each end of the bridges, a couple of the poles have been torn down leaving jagged metal a few inches protruding out of the ground.
I give this trail 3 stars because although very short in length it does offer a great opportunity to see wildlife. In my opinion, N Carolina has a long way to go to catch up to other states when it comes to bike trails.

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