Sal's Branch TrailOak Rock Tr, 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, US, 27617
Or call (919) 571-4170 for more information.
Sal's Branch Trail is an easy, 2.75 mile hike that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
More than one year ago.
Not easy for everyone :-)
I recently did the Sal's Branch Trail hike with my husband and our dog, and I wouldn't call it "easy". I just wanted to clarify this for those like me who aren't in great shape. :-) This hike does have many hills. It is labeled by the park website as "moderate". I found the many hills challenging at my fitness level, but I did see two men who had no problem jogging this trail. There are several little bridges on this trail that go over creeks, which my dog enjoys. I was hoping for more of a walk along the lake on this trail, but the lake view on this trail only shows up for less than a minute unless you get off the trail to go to the lake. At Durant Park you can hike around the lake with a lake view nearly the entire time. The Sals Branch Trail is wider than trails at Durant park though, so if you need more space for multiple dogs or a group of people, that might matter to you. The lake on Sal's Branch Trail is closed as I write this due to a toxic algae. If your dog likes to drink lake water, check the park's website before you go to find out if the water is safe. We saw two deer crossing the trail ahead of us, which my doggy enjoyed.