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Hobby Park Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Winston-Salem, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 209 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

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Wild flowers

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Kolette Hancock
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HikingMuddy

Trail is very nicely shaded. Not marked well. Got turned around a few times. That is the only reason I gave it a 4 star. We went early not many bikes on the trail. As it got later more bike showed up. We finished just in time.

Joanne Marinaro
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HikingMuddy

This trail was nicely wooded and shaded and cleared. It was a bit muddy. The worst part of this trail was there were many bikers and they were going so fast we nearly were run over on several occasions. One time One of the bikers made a rude comment about us even being on the trail as hikers. The signage clearly states that the bikers are to yield to the hikers, but some of the bikers didn’t seem to agree that should be the case. We would not come back to this trail.

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Shane Jolly
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HikingMuddy

I tried the bike trail with a 7 speed hybrid dual shock bike. Neither the bike nor I were up to it! the trail is fun, but very challenging. I ride Salem Lake and this is not even the same class of trail. Don’t be fooled! But, with proper equipment and more practice on trail riding, it would be super fun. I will say that post rainy week(s) May not be the best time. The trail was very muddy. Also, the trail is lined on both sides with poison oak. But, otherwise it was fun and if I ever upgrade my ride, I’ll give it another try!

Mark Watkins
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Hiking
Julio Garcia
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HikingOff trailScramble

If I could give zero stars I would. No markings at all for the trail. Impossible to tell which way to go. Also it states it’s a 2.2 mile loop or a 5.5 miles loop yet there is no way to indicate which trail you are on. Exit was horribly marked, and trails were incredibly narrow. It was difficult to walk with a partner and a dog, especially with bikers flying by paying no attention. Small creek in the park was unswimmable and very dirty, we did not even let our dog near it. Overall, I do not recommend this trail, we will not hike it again. We have hiked various other nearby trails and this was by far the worst.

Jeremie Andrews
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Walking

A lot of cut through trails. Trails not marked well because of all the cut throughs. Plenty of shade and elevation change for a good walk. We walked what seems to be the backside and cutoff at parking lot today. Will get whole trail recoded next time.

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Mike Kessel
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Walking

I have walked thus a number vo times. I was able to get my heart rate up. I enjoy walking this trail.

Joshua Deatherage
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Mountain biking

There is a tree down about a mile in that I would label as unjumpable.

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Joshua Deatherage
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Mountain biking

This is a very fun trail to MTB on. it's not the easiest thing out there but it's not hard. The beginning of the trail will test your fitness but as you go it will test your tech skills a bit more. Lots of rocks and roots out there so watch yourself if you are new to them. Again this is not a hard trail but it is harder than Tanglewood. I highly recommend this trail.

Emma Coltoff
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Hiking

Definitely not for hiking. Great for mountain bikes.

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Emma Norton
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HikingOff trailOver grown
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Derek Foster
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HikingMuddy
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conquistadors ofnowhere
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Hiking

Nice little nature walk with kids.

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Lynn Lee
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Hiking

Park itself was cool . Plane Landing strip and RC car track but spent half hour looking for entrance To the trails there’s no markings or signs I eventually figured it out when I saw someone coming out of the world also couldn’t walk the trails because bikers were flying down it not paying attention and had to jump to the sides my dog and I almost got hit a few times. Left after an hour of frustration

Michelle Mazarakis
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Hiking

I liked this trail, although it seemed like more of a xig zag situation and the markings werent very clear. Wish there was a a clearer guiline

David Sapp
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HikingOver grown

The trail was mostly clean and I liked the layout. Very few trail markers and the trails almost overlap in places. We was lucky enough to see three deer very close up. I will go back.

Link Rogers
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Hiking

DH was pretty good

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Carrington Dahmer
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RunningMuddy
Chelsea Van Houten
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Hiking

Great for hiking and biking. A little narrow at times so keep your eyes peeled and wear bright colors for visibility. Shady and green, the trail is immaculate for what it is. However, it is more than 2.2 miles. Stay to watch the RC planes!!

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Diana Chudzik
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Hiking

Really enjoyed the trail so close to home. I thoroughly enjoyed the trail minus being able to hear the car traffic. Encountered a biker and thought what a cool place for mountain bikers to bike off the beaten path. Would have liked more markers so I wouldn’t have to hold my phone but all good. Would do this trail again!!

Chris Brown
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not a horrible trail. never feel at peace with the RC area near by and the highway. but it's ok for a quick walk.

Jarad Gray
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Mountain biking

Bikes with 4 kids! Excellent trail for riders looking for a challenge!

Jeffrey Lynn
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Hiking

It’s a ok place to walk in the woods but other than that, not much to this one. I can see how it would be ok for trail running and biking but the trail is a bunch of switchbacks that nearly criss cross one another.

Tina Gajda
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This one is close to home for me and part of the reason I chose it was this site says it’s a “...2.2 mile loop trail.” Apparently I did not find the markings for said trail because I was 3.5 miles in and struggling to find my way back to the parking lot. This trail system IS NOT marked well at all, and very confusing for novice hikers. If I go back, I will bring my own marking device and turn around when I’m ready to go back. Disappointed in the lack of trail markings.

Stacey V.
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Hiking

Close to home and a great place to run

Becca Lard
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Hiking

Great path for biking, not busy at all, would definitely go back.

Anna Porpora
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Running

Awesome loop trail you can also mountain bike on.

Sivri Scrimsher
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Hiking

a lot smaller than you'd think, not great for hiking (the trail is too close to other parts of its own loops, not a lot of novelty or variety imo) but I can definitely see how it'd be a lot of fun on a bike

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