Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 10 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem
Length: 2-8 miles
Time to complete: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Address: 100 Reynolda Village
City: Winston-Salem
State: N.C.
Zip: 27106
Latitude: 36.0719
Longitude: 80.1673

You can’t do much better for a scenic run than the trails through Wake Forest University and Reynolda Village. Wake Forest offers classic campus beauty; Reynolda Village is the result of what gobs of tobacco money can do to beautify an already beautiful place.

At Reynolda Village, pick up the trail on the south side of Reynolda Gardens. Shortly, you’ll hit a fork. Go right — and keep turning right at subsequent forks — for the 2-mile loop. Go left, down the gravel path, cross a stream and you’ll end up with close to 5 miles.

Meanwhile, on the adjoining Wake Forest University campus behind Palmer and Piccolo Halls, you’ll find 3 miles of cross-country trail. This rolling trail is groomed and maintained for walkers, but ideal for trail runners. Link the two trail networks — Reynolda and Wake Forest — via a quarter mile trail that runs from Winston Hall on Faculty drive with Reynolda Gardens at Lake Katharine.

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Getting there from downtown Winston-Salem