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Salem Lake

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Single track. On the part called the ULTRAMEGA TRAIL there is some North Shore boards and logs. There are some sweet bowls and gullies.
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Latitude
36.10251514507486
Longitude
-80.17255783081055
Trail Directions
Go to Salem Lake. Get behind the fence. Follow the paved trail until you get to a little steep hill. At the top it turns to gravel. You will cross a little bridge. Follow the trail to the left and on the right you will see the trailhead.
Trail Length
whatever length you want it to be
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Winston-Salem
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Review Date
June 19, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: stephen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=salem+lake,+nc&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.90509,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Salem+Lake&ll=36.108132,-80.163009&spn=0.008945,0.01929&t=h&z=16

I think this trail is "officially" closed, but it's relatively well maintained and a group has been out there setting up some really fun stuff. There are also signs asking riders to keep the place clean, well maintained, etc. Good stuff.

Now to the riding. I honestly think I only saw about half of the trail. But in that half I had several jumps spanning 5-10 ft mini gullies, a few big jumps, several decent gully drop-ins, and a couple of Northshore style stunts. One is a jump up onto a bridge, then shortly after about a 10 ft drop into a 15 ft gully. You come up the other side of that gully, hit a nice curved wall, then drop back down into a smaller gully with a sweet jump at the end.

I never found the 30 ft gully, but I'll be going back on the hunt.

On the other side of the lake (across the dam) there wasn't much to speak of. All the fun stuff seems to be between the linville road-I-40 intersection and the lake.

Recommended Route:
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Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hobby Park, any of the Greensboro Watershed Trails



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Review Date
May 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: deadlink404 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
They got some crazy stuff out there, you really wouldn't realize it but just ride some of the back trails and it will lead you to some intense stuff out there. i broke my wrist going off a jump out there pretty lame im out for over a month cause of one jump that i have only landed once and it was a sketchy landing but thought i could go bigger and that didn't go great. but the main trail is just for riding around nothing speacial or hard just pedal and go but go off trail and its a great couple of hours of riding hard and fun stuff to do, and by the power lines there is some real fast single track.

Recommended Route:
start from the main area and go down by the damn and ride the main trail and when you get the the big open area where there is lake on both sides take a left up aheaed and look to your right for trails



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Review Date
June 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dude , from Arizona

Summary:
I started mtb here before I moved to Az. Very cool, but it's the best when wet. I thought that it was hard until I moved west. Thoughs gullies are still the coolest things that I've ever rode on. I'm still getting the dirt out of my teeth from all the times I plowed.

Recommended Route:
Out and back, and make sure you hit all the loops



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Review Date
January 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: MATT , from HICKORY

Summary:
ITS A COOL PLACE TO GO RIDE FOR FEW HOURS. IT HAS A GOOD FLOW TO IT WITH SOME LOG CROSSINGS AND A COUPLE OF NORTHSHORE STUNTS. THERE IS GULLIES TO RIDE WITH ONE THAT IS HUGE. WORTH THE RIDE

Recommended Route:
UMMM. CANT REALLY TELL YA! READ THE OTHER REVEIWS

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I SEEN "BIG BRAIN ON BRAD" RIDE THE 30FT GULLIE LIKE THE SPACE SHUTTLE TAKING OFF! YOU MUST FIND THIS GULLIE IF YOU GO RIDE THERE



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Review Date
January 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Big Brain on Brad , from Boone, NC

Summary:
Killer technical trail, probably 10 miles of total interconnected trails. Don't go here looking for an XC race course. There are alot of options here. Lots of log crossings and several log rides off the trail. Someone started building stunts too. Awesome gullies. Found a new one that is just a huge G-out, bout 30 feet straight down and straight back up, hard to make it out of. Few people know about this one, it's near the trail that goes to the store at the Interstate. Salem Lake is where all the local roadies that race MTB need to go to get some technical skills, bunch of sissies.

Recommended Route:
Follow the dirt.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Yes. Hobby Park is somewhat close and is faster, but no technical stuff like here.



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