Explore the most popular trails in Salem Lake Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

paddle sports
14 days ago

Have been doing this trail for some time on a kayak and love it. Easy to get in and out of water. Not many people on the lake more people fishing then on kayaks. I prefer to go on a weekday then weekend less people.

hiking
18 days ago

Really really really wish the bikers would use proper trail etiquette and let walkers know what side they're coming up on behind them. I don't come to this trail as often as I could because of the bikes. Otherwise wonderful trail that makes walking the 7 miles seem easy. Wildlife sightings often, I moved both a box turtle and a black snake from the trail today - watch for our wildlife critters!

road biking
1 month ago

Great shady path. Beautiful ride. We are amateur cyclist who bike between 5-15 miles at a time. The path is not asphalt, but is a packed dirt that is well-maintained in most areas. The winding path following the lake provides elevation changes that were challenging for us without being discouraging. I noted signs allowing horses but thankfully we saw no manure or divots from horse shoes. The primary negative experience was when cyclists tore around the trail like they were training for the Tour de France. I appreciate that high-level cyclists also need a spot to practice - I admire their dedication and skill - but it was nerve-wracking as they sped past us in both directions at high speeds without regard to how quickly we could move out of the way. I have to believe they are comfortable with the consequences if a child or other less experienced cyclist cannot clear the path in time. This trail also offer clean restrooms and a boat launch, though the lake is in full-sun, so be ready to cook on a hot day.

hiking
1 month ago

The flies are a big problem.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Fantastic 6.8 mile loop trail. Me and a buddy used this trail almost exclusively during our long distance runs for marathon and half training. We are typically in this trail around 5-6am when there is almost no traffic but during the day this trail is frequently used by bikers, runners and walkers. Fantastic trail!

hiking
2 months ago

I so enjoyed this little hike, got in 8 miles. The path is clear and easy on joints. This would be a great place to take first time hikers

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Well groomed, mostly paved. Easy trails, no bug elevations or uneven ground. Great easy hike or ride.

hiking
off trail
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Made a great day yesterday out of the Greenway. Parked the car @ marketplace mall & walked to the strollway downtown. Then we made a left & walked up to Krankies for lunch & walked back. ab 6 miles overall w.the dogs. Nice trail but I will bring a trash bag & picker next time to do some much needed cleanup. So sad.

road biking
5 months ago

Great trail but when weather is nice it is quite busy. You would have to adjust cycling speed for people and other bicyclists.

hiking
5 months ago

Great Trail, flat, good for long walking.

hiking
5 months ago

At the end of the trail take the paved trail to completely finish. I took the dirt trail and ended up in a dead zone near the damn with no way out.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a good place for a walk, but I don't call it a trail.

mountain biking
6 months ago

fun ride with wild turkeys near reynold park

Excellent gravel trail. Great for biking and running. Beautiful views of the lake.

road biking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail but somewhat mediocre for road biking. Mostly packed earth with fair number of ruts, eroded areas and washouts, so probably better for mountain bikes or hybrids. I was here in late Dec, but I bet this venue is gorgeous in the fall. I'd love to come back during that season with a different bike. The map provided at the marina is virtually worthless, so I recommend seeking out a better one online.

walking
7 months ago

Great for bike, run, or walk. Also, great with or without your pups. There are also some trails off into the woods that are accessable by foot or by bike that are a little less crowded than the main trail.

Great view of the lake for almost the whole trail. Tends to be crowded though. Go early and/or during cooler months.

easy walk with large path for bikes too

road biking
10 months ago

The trail and scenery was great! My only complaint was that there was not signage at intersections of other trails to guide you. We were looking for Quarry Park and found it but did not find the bike trail that led there until we had rode there on the main road.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Nice easy ride. Will be coming back!

11 months ago

Nice trail. Very crowded at times but everyone is mostly friendly. Most of the bikers are good and give u commands and of course some are rude and come very close because they dont want to hit their brakes. Its hard to fix stupidity! Not the trails fault and I will keep going back

It’s good

11 months ago

Great exercise trail

Monday, August 13, 2018

Very nice and easy walking. Long but easy!!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

wonderful trail in the shade!

Monday, July 23, 2018

This is a very nice loop around the lake. The trail is wide and nice lake views.

road biking
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nice wide trail and well maintained.

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