Salem Lake Trail

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Salem Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Winston-Salem, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

wildlife

Parking lot on both ends of the lake. Better of the two is on Linville Rd.

hiking
6 days ago

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mountain biking
28 days ago

Good track for consistency....

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice hike with a wide trail.... the wildlife captures were great!

2 months ago

My family and I really enjoy this trail. I wouldn't really consider it a "hike" it's mostly flat, with some hills. Perfect for bikes. The trail is wide and easy to maneuver a double jogging stroller also. You can't beat the view either!

hiking
2 months ago

7 mile loop is defiantly longer than it sounds. The whole trail is pretty much flat with sandy gravel, with the exception of a few hills here and there. Very pretty views of the lake and some wildlife. NO RESTROOMS anywhere on the 7 mile loop.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Been here multiple times but wouldn't consider this a "hike" trail for it's mostly flat pathway. Many runners and bikers, can become crowded at times but the view is pretty. Also can't stress the bikers enough.

2 months ago

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mountain biking
4 months ago

A lovely yet challenging trail. I've run portions of it but this was the first time I'd biked around the whole thing. It was a great workout and the scenery can't be beat!

4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

I run this trail 5-6 days a week. It has some hills and can be difficult at times. I love it so much because the view of the lake is beautiful, I enjoy seeing the wildlife (If you get there early enough, I have seen lots of deer), and ifs quiet for the most part. I just wish people paid attention to the traffic pattern of the trail. That only really bothers me during the warmer months when more people are at the park.

5 months ago

nice water views. seemed like 70 miles for some reason.

hiking
6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

7 months ago

so pretty. Lake looks like glass! 7 mls is long for my dogs.