Salem Lake Park/Hike Reports/Salem Lake Trail/2015-02-21

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To avoid weather elsewhere, we will explore a new area for the club.
The experienced hiker brings a day pack with food and water sufficient for an extended strenuous hike.
Salem Lake Trail
Trail Name Salem Lake Trail
Nearest City Winston-Salem
State North Carolina
Trail Marking Unknown
Trail Use/Features Use hiking.jpgUse dogging.jpg
Time expectations
Hiking Time 2.5 hrs
Driving Time

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Total Time

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Trail Attributes
Total Distance 7.61 Miles
Elevation Gain 436 Feet
Difficulty Index 9.790
Difficulty Rating Easy to Moderate
High Point 877 Feet
Low Point 759 Feet
Elevation Range 118 Feet
Latitude 36.09260
Longitude -80.19320
Nearest Medical Unknown
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Preceded by Current hike Succeeded by
Gully Creek Salem Lake Trail Widows Creek

Hike was originally scheduled for Widows Creek Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail Section 18 from Stone Mountain State Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and was changed to Rough Ridge after the scouts considered the trail utilitarian. Due to weather, the hike was changed again to Salem Lake Trail in Winston-Salem.

See post hike information in Discussion Page: Talk:Salem Lake Trail


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Not much is known about this hike, though it appears to be a city greenway, so we are expecting flat terrain more or less; climbs are limited to approximate short 100 foot ascents. Temperatures will be noticeably low, please layer up and have adequate protection for all exposed skin. Highs could be in the upper 30s.

Meetup Information

Meet at Newtowne Shopping Center, 2/21/2015, 8:00 AM
Expect to share cost of gas with drivers, roughly 5 or 6 dollars per passenger assuming vehicle has driver and three passengers. This is solely to help offset cost to drivers for not only gas, but hidden costs such as tire wear, oil changes, car washes (especially if drive traverses dirt roads), etc. The club would rather have drivers over-compensated than under-compensated to encourage them to continue offering their services.

Difficulty rating comparisons

Hike Distance Ascent Difficulty
Gully Creek (Previous Hike) 3.69 1,197 9.675
Salem Lake Trail* (This Hike) 7.00 600 10.000
Basin Creek* (Next Hike) 10.25 1,750 19.000

* Values are estimated.



Elevation Profile