The trailhead is located at the south west corner of the paved trail running between the Playground and the Basketball court. The trail it self is set up in a series of stacked loops. At the trail head you have the option of going right or left.
To the right is the first section of trail built at Salem during the Hot Spots program. This section of flowing singletrack winds through the woods on the northern edge of the park. Numerous stainless steel and Sterling silver forks found out here during the construction of the trail and it thus has the “unofficial” name North Forks Trail. The trail empties from the woods at an old neighborhood trail built and maintained by local residents to access the park.
If you headed left at the trailhead this is where you'd be immediately, but after going right at trailhead you can continue along the trail here, you will wind slowly up a small hill through a wide expanse of blackberry bushes. You then head south and stay to the left and continue with the southern loops through open fields and some wooded areas. Eventually you loop back and come out right back at the trailhead. Easy to Intermediate loops, with no excessively difficult uphills and can be flowing and fast at times.