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The trail will be closed from 8am until noon on Saturday for the Salem Lake Trail Run event.

The city has dumped new dirt on the trail and scrapped most of the trail. An excavator and a road compacter were working on the trail today. The trail surface is the best it's been in many years. Both sides of the big dirt hill are smooth. There is still a lot of loose dirt but after the ground pounders finish their racer Saturday morning, it should be more solid.

Enjoy the nice surface while you can, it will be a least a year before it happens again.
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Today, the city was working on the trail; hauling new dirt and scraping. They must really care about the safety of the daily users of the trail who have had to content with ruts, washouts, rocks, gulleys, piles of loose sand, etc. for the last year.

No, wait! I forgot. There's a running event being conducted on the trail this Saturday morning. They surely don't want one the competitors tripping or falling.

Don't you wish they cared as much about the rest of us who use the trail the other 364 days of the year?


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Greenway dry and clear from the mall to MLK, then there is standing water, lots of leaves, twigs, and small branches on the surface. The trail on north side of the lake is the same and it is rough riding from debris from trees. South side of the lake is mostly clear of debris.
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Only saw two other bikers on the entire 16 mile loop ride today.

Surface
  • Greenway and trail are in usual condition.

Trees down
  • None

Flooding
  • Overflow at concrete ford and sidewalk but easy to right through.
  • Some small puddles in usual places on the trail.
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Surface
  • Greenway and trail are in usual condition.

Trees down
  • No trees down.

Flooding
  • No flooding
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I haven't been riding on the greenway or trail since Wednesday. However, using past experience from the area getting 2" of rain, the sidewalk and ford on the greenway below the dam will have overflow but it should be passable if you are careful.

The trail will be wet and the cinders will stick to you and the bike but the surface should be firm with water puddles in the usual places. Down trees will depend on how much wind the area received.
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