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Salem Lake Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 121' 37 m
Descent: -120' -37 m
High: 824' 251 m
Low: 771' 235 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Thomas Birch

A popular multi-use trail around the scenic Salem Lake.

Thomas Birch

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Popular trail for trail running.

Description

This packed gravel greenway path follows the shoreline completely around Salem Lake. The trail is multi-use and is popular with hikers, runners and cyclists. With a well maintained track and little elevation change, this is a great path to stretch your legs on.

There are ample opportunities for wildlife viewing along the 7 miles of shoreline.

Flora & Fauna

Songbirds and waterfowl are plentiful on this trail. Whitetail deer frequent the land around Salem Lake.

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Apr 27, 2019
Jeremy Fields
14.5mi — 2h 29m
Jul 15, 2018
Thomas Birch
7mi
Dec 17, 2017
Magnus Edwards
5mi

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 6 votes

#1

in Salem Lake

#7576

Overall
  4.0 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1

in Salem Lake

#274

in North Carolina

#7,576

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692 Since Feb 12, 2016
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Photos

Deer at Salem Lake
Feb 12, 2016 near Winston…, NC
The trail surface is hard packed dirt and light gravel. Even after heavy rain the day before it was dry and runnable.
Apr 30, 2019 near Winston…, NC
The wetland that's separated from the lake by the trail.
Apr 30, 2019 near Winston…, NC
Salem Lake
Feb 12, 2016 near Winston…, NC

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