Winston-Salem, NC

Salem Lake Trail

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The Salem Lake Trail is one of the most popular spots for a run in the Winston-Salem area. The mostly dirt path in Salem Lake Park loops around the lake, for a total distance of 7 miles. There are water views in sections, and also some wooded areas with nice shading. A bonus for runners: there are mile markers, going counterclockwise starting at the Point parking lot near the playground.

The path is also called the Salem Creek Greenway, which is also a paved multi-use trail that extends from Salem Lake for 4.5 miles to Washington Park.

Add-Ons: Connect to the Salem Creek Greenway, which heads west to downtown.

Essentials
  • 7 mile (11.2 km) loop
  • 300 feet (91m)
  • The parking lot off Salem Lake Rd. is the closest access point to Winston-Salem
  • The lake is 4 miles east of downtown. Numerous access points. Two parking lots: Main and Point

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Essentials
  • 7 mile (11.2 km) loop
  • 300 feet (91m)
  • The parking lot off Salem Lake Rd. is the closest access point to Winston-Salem
  • The lake is 4 miles east of downtown. Numerous access points. Two parking lots: Main and Point