The Best Trails in the Triad

After a cold and wet winter season, there is never a better time to get outside and get moving! Spring is here and with it comes the reminder of what a beautiful place the Piedmont Triad really is. There are so many beautiful, well maintained trails to choose from, whether you are looking to go on a short hike with the family, take a run with your pup, or enjoy a scenic Saturday morning bike ride.

Even if you’re not new to the area it seems that the Triad continues to add new trails and outdoor adventure spots to the area each year. If you are looking for a few new spots to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, check out this collection of Triad trails to add to your list.


  • Long Branch Trail

*Just Opened Spring 2018*

Fogle Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Perfect for: Running, walking, on-leash dog walks

  • Muddy Creek Greenway

285 Meadowlark Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Distance: 2.9 Miles

Perfect for: Walking and biking

  • Salem Lake

1001 Salem Lake Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Distance:7 miles

Perfect for: Walking, running, biking

  • Washington Park

1490 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem

Distance: 4.5 miles

Perfect for: Family walks and bike rides


  • Union Cross Park & Trails

1935 Union Cross Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Distance: 11 miles

Perfect for: Walking, bicycling, hiking

  • Piedmont Environmental/Greenway Trail

*multiple trails in one*

1220 Penny Road, High Point

Distance: 11 miles

Perfect for: Hiking trails, walking and biking

  • Gibson Park

5207 W Wendover Ave, Jamestown, NC 27282

Distance: <2-mile intermitted trails and loop trails

Perfect for: Light hiking, nature walks, mountain biking


  • Owl’s Roost Trail

5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Distance: 4.4 miles

Perfect for: Hiking and mountain biking

  • Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway Trail

Country Park Access – 3905 Nathanael Green Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455

Bur-Mil Park Access – 5834 Bur-Mill Club Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

Distance: 7.5 miles

Perfect for: Nature Walks/light hiking, long runs, biking

  • Bog Garden at Benjamin Park

1101 Hobbs Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Distance: 2 Miles (Nell Lewis Trail & Creekside Trail)

Perfect for: Nature walks and boardwalk strolls

  • Guilford County National Military Park

2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Distance: 2.5 miles

Perfect for: Biking, walking, running, strollers, on-leash dog walks

Get out there and have some fun exploring some great parks and trails in the community this spring and summer. Remember to always plan ahead when you are heading out!

Wear the appropriate footwear and clothing for your walk, run or ride, and always bring enough sunscreen for protection and water with you to stay hydrated. If you are going alone, it never hurts to let someone know which trail you’re planning to enjoy and how long you think you’ll be gone.  Keeping a GPS tracker on you like a Fit-Bit or Smart Watch is also a great way to see where you are and keep track of time.

Of course, stay safe and have fun out there!


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