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1 quick facts Oak Creek Trail

  • Currently 4.52/5
4.5/5 (67 votes)
Valparaiso, Nebraska 68065
13.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The Oak Creek Trail connects the towns of Valparaiso and Brainard. The route is a gravel and dirt road/trail. This trai is considered part of the American Discovery Trail, a network of non-motorized t ...
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2 quick facts Grant Trail

  • Currently 4.41/5
4.4/5 (69 votes)
St Louis, Missouri 63126
7.90 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Grant Trail is a 5.9 paved bike path and 2.0 gravel bike path for a total of 7.9 miles. I love using the paved portion of the trail because there are mile and half-mile markings on the path. The ...
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3 quick facts Hau`ula Loop Trail

  • Currently 4.30/5
4.3/5 (133 votes)
Hauula, Hawaii 96717
2.50 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Hau`ula Loop Trail begins on the right side of the access road, just past the hiker/hunter check-in station. Where the trail branches off, take the right fork which climbs up the adjoining ridge. It c ...
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4 quick facts Strawberry Canyon

  • Currently 4.29/5
4.3/5 (90 votes)
Berkeley, California 94720
6.20 mi, Filed Under: Running
This is a beautiful and challenging run that goes up about 1500 - 2000 feet in altitude, a real rave run. Next time you are in the Bay Area, go to the Sather tower (you can't miss it) in the center o ...
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5 quick facts Highline Canal 20 Miler

  • Currently 4.27/5
4.3/5 (92 votes)
Littleton, Colorado 80121
20.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The zero mile marker for the Highline Canal begins at the Goodson Rec Center. The Highline Canal is a dirt trail with beautiful mountain vistas, gorgeous homes, the canal with water in it some times o ...
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6 quick facts Green Lake and UW North-End

  • Currently 4.27/5
4.3/5 (78 votes)
Seattle, Washington 98115
2.80 mi, Filed Under: Running
Green Lake (323.7 acres) is one of Seattle?s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city ...
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7 quick facts Jefferson Barracks

  • Currently 4.26/5
4.3/5 (68 votes)
Saint Louis, Missouri 63125
2.70 mi, Filed Under: Running
There are two places that I would recommend for running at Jefferson Barracks. First, there is a 2.7 mile paved fitness trail. The trail is in the shape of a figure eight and is hilly! Second, Jeff ...
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8 quick facts Carleton College Arboretum

  • Currently 4.24/5
4.2/5 (87 votes)
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
10.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The Carleton College Arboretum is a moderately hilly trail run consisting of many miles of trails that interconnect allowing you to run continuously for from 1-15 miles (or more!) The trails are not m ...
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9 quick facts Salisbury Cross Country Course

  • Currently 4.23/5
4.2/5 (81 votes)
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102
3.10 mi, Filed Under: Running
Hilly terraine and a refreshing wooded trail run make this one of my all time faves! Starts and ends on a steep 50 meter incline, a bit of a challenge-- but so rewarding. A great run for getting tho ...
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10 quick facts Deadman's Pass Loop

  • Currently 4.20/5
4.2/5 (88 votes)
Sedona, Arizona 86336
6.50 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This loop has some beautiful views! Singletrack, fairly easy running. click on map for more details of route.From Sedona, take Hwy. 89 towards Cottonwood. Take a right at Dry Creek Rd. Tak ...
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11 quick facts Adidas - Amazon Trail

  • Currently 4.18/5
4.2/5 (103 votes)
Eugene, Oregon 97405
1.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The Adidas/Amazon Trail in Eugene is an ideal place for any structured running workout. It features a wide, well-maintained woodchip path that is 1 mile long, marked every 1/4 mile. There is also a ...
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12 quick facts North Table Mountain Loop

  • Currently 4.18/5
4.2/5 (133 votes)
Golden, Colorado 80403
13.50 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This is a wonderful near-backcountry loop with a mellow road warmup and cooldown on quiet streets and a short section of wide highway shoulder. It's not on a trail, per se, so look for this run if yo ...
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13 quick facts Peninsula State Park Sunset Trail

  • Currently 4.18/5
4.2/5 (91 votes)
Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212
5.10 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Sunset Trail is most commonly used as a bike path in Peninsula State Park, but it is also an excellent place to run! The trail is wide and made of soft gravel. It runs through wooded areas, fiel ...
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14 quick facts Rapid City Bike Path

  • Currently 4.07/5
4.1/5 (128 votes)
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
6.27 mi, Filed Under: Running
This trail snakes through the heart of Rapid City along Rapid Creek. It is entirely concrete but provides a nice scenic run from near the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to just past Canyo ...
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15 quick facts University of Colorado Cross Country Course

  • Currently 4.06/5
4.1/5 (102 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Full description goes here. Directions from the Denver Area and South: To get to Boulder from the Denver area, go west on U.S. 36 (from I-25 or I-270). Exit U.S. 36 at Table Mesa Road/F ...
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16 quick facts Big Bluestem - Shanahan Ridge Loop

  • Currently 4.01/5
4.0/5 (103 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
6.55 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
From the South Boulder Creek West Trailhead parking lot, run west on the gravel road that runs tangent to the parking lot. after approximately .25 miles you will encounter an Open Space gate. Go throu ...
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17 quick facts Adventure Camp

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Sovata, Mures 540421
100.00 mi, Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Running
Outdoor Adventure Camp, and games including rope course, games tirolean stc. ...
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18 quick facts Burning Sunshine Trail at Elvis Presley Lake and Campground

  • Currently 3.97/5
4.0/5 (117 votes)
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
3.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The "Burning Sunshine" trail is a really fun trail to practice those hills! It basically goes up and down the side of gulleys and has some nice touches such as wooden bridges. There ar ...
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19 quick facts Van Cortlandt Park

  • Currently 3.85/5
3.9/5 (115 votes)
New York, New York 10001
5.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The following description is excerpted from "Cross Country Running" by Marc Bloom, editor, "The Harrier": "Van Cortlandt Park is America's cross country Mecca. It is not paradise by an ...
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20 quick facts Smith College Indoor Track

  • Currently 3.84/5
3.8/5 (69 votes)
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
0.20 km, Filed Under: Running
The Indoor Track and Tennis (ITT) facility is open to the public for walking and running, from 6 to 8 a.m., weekdays. The track inside the ITT is 200 meters in circumference -- seven la ...
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21 quick facts Jax Riverwalk

  • Currently 3.84/5
3.8/5 (37 votes)
Jacksonville, Florida 32099
5.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Jacksonville, home of the South's fastest marathon, also has some off-road running areas worth exploring (and just in time for the 2005 superbowl, too!). One of the more convenient places is dead dow ...
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22 quick facts La Luz Trail

  • Currently 3.82/5
3.8/5 (290 votes)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
18.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Starting out at the trailhead at 7,000 feet, this long and challenging ascent climbs to 10,378 with an option to go higher. (the junction of La Luz and Spur Trail 84, you can choose to go left to the ...
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23 quick facts Duck Days Fun Run

  • Currently 3.81/5
3.8/5 (64 votes)
Hastings, Nebraska 68901
1.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
This run is a nice mile that loops around Heartwell Park. Begin at Lakeside Drive and North California. Head West on Lakeside Drive to East Side BLVD Turn left (South) on ...
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24 quick facts South Grand Boulevard Trail

  • Currently 3.80/5
3.8/5 (74 votes)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
10.50 mi, Filed Under: Running
The South Grand Boulevard Trail connects the banks of the North Canadian River with the southern sections of Oklahoma City. This paved path runs past several other city parks, including the Hefner Lak ...
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25 quick facts Heil Valley Ranch

  • Currently 3.76/5
3.8/5 (83 votes)
Jamestown, Colorado 80455
7.60 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
What a BEAUTIFUL trail!! Take the trailhead north out of the parking lot.. The trail starts out on a 4wd road and gently moves uphill until you turn left onto the Wapiti singletrack trail. The Wapiti ...
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26 quick facts Groundhog Fall 50k

  • Currently 3.74/5
3.7/5 (280 votes)
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 15767
50.00 km, Filed Under: Running
Hills, Rocks, Roots, Streams, Groundhog Holes, Hills. Need we say more! Start is at the Punxsutawney Community Center. Course is up and down hills, along country roads, on trails ...
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27 quick facts Damn Wakely Dam Ultra

  • Currently 3.72/5
3.7/5 (47 votes)
Indian Lake, New York 12842
32.60 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Damn Wakely Dam Ultra is an extreme trail run through the vast Adirondack Park Wilderness of New York along an uninterrupted section of the Northville Placid Trial between Piseco Lake and Wakely D ...
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28 quick facts University of Memphis Memorial Field

  • Currently 3.72/5
3.7/5 (119 votes)
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
0.25 mi, Filed Under: Running
This newly surfaced track is near the heart of the University of Memphis campus yet is open and easily accessible by non-students as well. Occasionally used by team practice and intermural sports, the ...
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29 quick facts Friedrich Park

  • Currently 3.72/5
3.7/5 (74 votes)
San Antonio, Texas 78230
3.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Short and narrow paved path that winds through typical South Texas trees and shrubs. The paved paths are better suited to walks. The trails make for a good trail run but expect to walk ...
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30 quick facts Big Creek Greenway

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (74 votes)
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
10.20 mi, Filed Under: Running
Big Creek Greenway is part of the Alpharetta Greenway System. It's a 6.1 mile park that is designed for casual bikers, walkers, roller bladers, and joggers. It is a concrete paved 12 foot wide trail t ...
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31 quick facts Memorial Park Loop

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (93 votes)
Houston, Texas 77001
2.90 mi, Filed Under: Running
This loop is a gentle, crushed granite trail that is popular with Houston runners. The trail is lit for use at night, and water fountains as well as bathrooms can be found along the loop. Run also fea ...
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32 quick facts Great Spillway Classic

  • Currently 3.68/5
3.7/5 (236 votes)
Norco, Louisiana 70079
3.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Spillway has several trails, but the 3 mile Great Spillway Classic course is one of the most prominent and trail races in the country. The run begins adjacent to the Pavilion and p ...
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33 quick facts Russell Blvd. Path

  • Currently 3.68/5
3.7/5 (88 votes)
Davis, California 95616
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
When staying in Davis, CA, one summer, I stumbled upon this bike path that runs adjacent to Russell Boulevard. The path is totally flat, occasionally shaded, and very straight, running through the fa ...
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34 quick facts Bartlett High School Track

  • Currently 3.68/5
3.7/5 (137 votes)
Memphis, Tennessee 38134
0.25 mi, Filed Under: Running
The track is located behind Bartlett High school and is frequently used by area residents looking for a place to do their track workouts. The track is located on school property so it is best used aft ...
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35 quick facts Copper Triangle

  • Currently 3.66/5
3.7/5 (344 votes)
Frisco, Colorado 80443
30.00 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
The start and end of this run is the farthest west parking lot at Copper Mountain ski area and follows the Colorado Trail to Camp Hale outside Leadville the up Resolution Creek to Ptarmigan Pass near ...
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36 quick facts Marshall Mesa Loop

  • Currently 3.65/5
3.7/5 (83 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
2.40 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
This is a fun short loop to run that encompasses the Marshall Trail and the east end of the Community Ditch Trail. The upper part of the trail features an irrigation canal, thus it is popular for dog ...
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37 quick facts City Creek to Rotary Park

  • Currently 3.65/5
3.6/5 (65 votes)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
13.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
This is a fantastic, gently uphill run that takes you out of the city and into the foothills, alongside a creek the entire way. Run the road out of the parking lot, shaded by trees, and after .5 mile ...
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38 quick facts Kendrick Mountain

  • Currently 3.64/5
3.6/5 (47 votes)
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
8.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This run heads up to the top of Kendrick Mountain. It climbs 2800 ft. to the Historic Lookout Cabin at 10400 feet. At the top are some of the best views of the San Francisco Peaks.From F ...
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39 quick facts Green Mountain Trail

  • Currently 3.63/5
3.6/5 (495 votes)
Denver, Colorado 80226
6.40 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
William Frederick Hayden Park is the second largest park in the City of Lakewood, covering approximately 2400 acres of open space. The steep terrain includes a challenging system of multiple-use trail ...
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40 quick facts Forest Park

  • Currently 3.60/5
3.6/5 (173 votes)
St Louis, Missouri 63110
6.20 mi, Filed Under: Running
Forest Park has a 10k path around the park that travels past the major highlights of the park. The path is a combination of paved sections and light gravel path. There are also some extra short trai ...
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41 quick facts Jasper Lake - King Lake Loop

  • Currently 3.60/5
3.6/5 (94 votes)
Nederland, Colorado 80466
15.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This is a very strenuous (usually 2-day backpack) hike, but a fantastically beautiful run for those with great endurance. Since Corona (Rawlins) Pass is below one of the busiest air routes in the area ...
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42 quick facts Clive Greenbelt

  • Currently 3.59/5
3.6/5 (127 votes)
Des Moines, Iowa 50320
10.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Clive Greenbelt is a great place to run if you are visiting Des Moines. There are many access points, the terrain is smooth and flat, the scenery is nice, and there are few road crossings. Most ...
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43 quick facts Capitol Mall

  • Currently 3.59/5
3.6/5 (104 votes)
Washington, D.C. 20001
5.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
A trip to Washington, D.C. is not complete without at least one loop of the Capitol Mall. From the Capitol Building to Lincoln Memorial and back, past the Washington Monument, the new World War II mon ...
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44 quick facts Swayambhu

  • Currently 3.57/5
3.6/5 (14 votes)
Kahtmandu, Nepal
5.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
This is a great early morning run where you will get a good feel for Nepali life. The run takes you past the important Swayambhu Stupa where you can see both Buddhist and Hindus going to morning pray ...
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45 quick facts Grand Canyon Rim-To-Rim-To-Rim

  • Currently 3.56/5
3.6/5 (100 votes)
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
48.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Also commonly know to as the R2R2R. This run is not frequently done, but usually you can find a few people attempting it any April or October weekend. You can go earlier in the year (than April), but ...
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46 quick facts Jones Gap Trail

  • Currently 3.54/5
3.5/5 (284 votes)
Marietta, South Carolina 29661
10.60 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Jones Gap trail is a nice gradual uphill course marked by blue blazes. The trail is 5.3 miles one way or 10.6 out and back. There are directions to park at either trailhead below. About ...
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47 quick facts Juniper Way Loop

  • Currently 3.52/5
3.5/5 (110 votes)
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
2.40 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Running
This is a nice run that circumnavigates the large rock formations in the park on the main road. Although you share the road with cars, it is plenty wide enough to comfortably run. If you want a long ...
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48 quick facts Prairiefest 5k and One Mile Fun Run

  • Currently 3.51/5
3.5/5 (278 votes)
Oswego, Illinois 60543
5.00 km, Filed Under: Running
This 3.1-mile USATF certified course is well marked with split times at every mile. All runners receive a t-shirt, refreshments and participation ribbon. Trophies for first through third place finishe ...
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49 quick facts 5 Mile Scout Trail - Burns Park

  • Currently 3.50/5
3.5/5 (510 votes)
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
5.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This is an excellent run for anyone travelling through Little Rock as it is easily accesible off Interstate 40. For first timers, it is important to bring a map on this trail as the markings can be a ...
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50 quick facts Jones Hill Take Off

  • Currently 3.50/5
3.5/5 (309 votes)
Truxton, New York 13158
4.50 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Paragliding, Running, Snowshoeing
![Jones Hill - Hiking/Runner trail shown. Gliding access is by way of Rt. 91](http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30325502&id=1314999749) ...
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51 quick facts Teller Farm - White Rocks

  • Currently 3.49/5
3.5/5 (317 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80303
13.40 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
This entire run follows the eastern-most section of the East Boulder Trail on mostly dirt service roads offering great views of the mountains and plains the entire way. The first 2.7 miles meanders th ...
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52 quick facts George English Park

  • Currently 3.49/5
3.5/5 (110 votes)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Leaving the parking lot at George English Park, go directly to a side street that dead ends at the park entrance. Run down this side street until you reach Sunrise Blvd. Turn left at Sunrise Blvd. a ...
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53 quick facts Bay Ridge Loop

  • Currently 3.49/5
3.5/5 (444 votes)
Annapolis, Maryland 21404
5.20 mi, Filed Under: Running
This run boasts beautiful views of Thomas Point, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline. The Bay Ridge Loop run is a 5.2 mile loop on all roads. To begin, park at Penninsula Park on Bay Ridge Road about ...
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54 quick facts Harney Peak

  • Currently 3.48/5
3.5/5 (155 votes)
Custer, South Dakota 57730
7.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
This trail brings you to the top of South Dakota's highest point, Harney Peak, located in Custer State Park. The beautiful route offers a nice uphill challenge, rocky in places, but the views are wort ...
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55 quick facts Sunset Trail

  • Currently 3.46/5
3.5/5 (269 votes)
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
6.20 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This is the short course (and second loop) of the Soulstice Mountain Trail Run hosted by the Northern Arizona Trail Runner's association on the third Saturday in October. The run begins at the Sunset ...
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56 quick facts Augusta Canal

  • Currently 3.45/5
3.5/5 (20 votes)
Augusta, Georgia 30905
10.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Excellent run along the Augusta canal. Relaxing, clean and well maintained.Go north on Washington Road from I20. Vear right onto Furys Ferry Road. Follow for about 3 miles. Turn right ...
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57 quick facts City Park Run

  • Currently 3.44/5
3.4/5 (54 votes)
Jackson, Missouri 63755
4.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
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58 quick facts Skunk Canyon - NCAR Loop

  • Currently 3.43/5
3.4/5 (118 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80305
3.20 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This scenic trail starts at the edge of the neighborhoods of South Boulder and runs up and down the mesas that lie at the foot of the flatirons. Deer (and sometimes bear) can often be seen in Skunk C ...
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59 quick facts Waterton Canyon

  • Currently 3.42/5
3.4/5 (26 votes)
Littleton, Colorado 80123
12.40 mi, Filed Under: Running
Waterton Canyon has a well maintained service road that parallels the South Platte for almost 7 miles, with many options for longer trail loops. The road is popular with bikers, and all of the trail o ...
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60 quick facts Highline Canal Run 5k

  • Currently 3.42/5
3.4/5 (335 votes)
Littleton, Colorado 80121
5.00 km, Filed Under: Running
The Tony's Meats & Specialty Foods High Line Canal Run and Walk will be held Saturday, May 13, 2006 at deKoevend Park in Littleton. Join us for either the 5K Run/Walk or the 10K Run. deKoevend Park is ...
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61 quick facts Huntington State Park Trail to Jetty Run

  • Currently 3.40/5
3.4/5 (131 votes)
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
5.50 mi, Filed Under: Running
This route begins at the start of the Nature Trail accross from the Education Center. The nature trail is approximately 1.2 miles long. The trail is sandy with jungle-like shrubs in parts. In some sec ...
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62 quick facts Spring Creek Trail

  • Currently 3.40/5
3.4/5 (129 votes)
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
6.10 km, Filed Under: Running
A great run along one of Fort Collins paved paths, wonderfull scenery and nice people. Dirt paths along the side of the trail in many casesHead west on Drake Rd in Fort Collins, Drake end ...
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63 quick facts The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail

  • Currently 3.39/5
3.4/5 (127 votes)
Hudson, Ohio 44236
30.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
This is a great running spot in the Cleveland area. It follows the original Tow Paths for the river. Trail path is in great shape and relatively flat. See the following link. There a ...
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64 quick facts Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

  • Currently 3.39/5
3.4/5 (372 votes)
Denver, Colorado 80201
4.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Set in Washington Park, this road race is fast and flat and a great way to to start your day and eat your Thanksgiving dinner guilt free. The race hosts thousands of runners and walkers. There is al ...
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65 quick facts Towamencin Turkey Trot 5k

  • Currently 3.38/5
3.4/5 (13 votes)
Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
5.00 km, Filed Under: Running
![Turkey Trot Logo](http://www.towamencin.org/parksandrec/turkeytrot/turkeytrotlogosmallbanner.jpg) The Towamencin Turkey Trot 5k is back for another year! Held again at Fischer's Park, the trot ...
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66 quick facts Chain of Lakes

  • Currently 3.38/5
3.4/5 (50 votes)
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
13.30 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Chain of Lakes, both a part of the Grand Rounds and one of Minneapolis' most highly visited locations, is comprised of a number of parks along a chain of connecting lakes. A 13.3 mile biking/walki ...
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67 quick facts People Trail

  • Currently 3.37/5
3.4/5 (441 votes)
Columbus, Indiana 47202
18.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The People Trail of Columbus, Indiana, connects to nearly every part of this small city and includes scenic sections through several area parks. I was only able to try a 4 mile section, but it includ ...
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68 quick facts Mount Si

  • Currently 3.37/5
3.4/5 (98 votes)
North Bend, Washington 98045
8.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
A quad-busting run, this strenuous, 8-mile round-trip trail gains 3,100 feet in elevation. Runners are rewarded with a sweeping view of the Snoqualmie Valley at the top. The trail can be crowded - thi ...
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69 quick facts Abbott Loop Trail

  • Currently 3.37/5
3.4/5 (30 votes)
Ithaca, New York 14850
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Well maintained trail, up hill, both ways. The run consist of 50% narrow hiking path, 20% logging roads, and 30% dirt roads. The entire Abbott Loop Trail is marked with orange blazes and there is a ma ...
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70 quick facts C and O Canal Towpath

  • Currently 3.36/5
3.4/5 (267 votes)
Cumberland, Maryland
184.50 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The C&O Canal Towpath is 184.5 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington D.C. The JFK 50 miler ultramarathon includes part of this run on its route. The route is very scenic, following a river in ...
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71 quick facts Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park

  • Currently 3.35/5
3.4/5 (133 votes)
Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
13.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
I have only run here once or twice, but have biked the mail loop around Creve Coeur Lake many times. The trail around the lake is very flat, but there is little shade so it can be pretty miserable wi ...
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72 quick facts St. Andrew's-Sewanee Mountain Bike Race Course

  • Currently 3.35/5
3.4/5 (125 votes)
St Andrews, Tennessee 37372
4.50 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Running
Popular to mountain bikers in the area, this loop is also a great run. It is mostly singletrack with some fire roads. The rolling hills are a nice challenge. From Monteagle on 41A, the ...
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73 quick facts Discovery Park Loop

  • Currently 3.35/5
3.4/5 (37 votes)
Seattle, Washington 98199
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. T ...
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74 quick facts Tour of Hamlet

  • Currently 3.35/5
3.4/5 (20 votes)
Hamlet, North Carolina 28345
6.30 mi, Filed Under: Running
The "Tour of Hamlet" is a 6 .3 mile loop along quiet, well lighted, paved streets in this small (about 10,000 residents), southern town as outlined below and shown on the town map: . S ...
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75 quick facts The Mall (complete)

  • Currently 3.34/5
3.3/5 (416 votes)
Washington, D.C. 20002
6.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The National Mall's origins are as old as the capital city itself. The open space and parklands envisioned by Pierre L'Enfant's plan, which was commissioned by George Washington, created an ideal stag ...
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76 quick facts Boston Common

  • Currently 3.34/5
3.3/5 (137 votes)
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
1.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
Run in the oldest park in the United States. Whether you work in the downtown area or just visiting, the short loop around the perimeter of the city park is a great place to get in a run. Across the ...
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77 quick facts Holmdel Park Cross Country Course

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (48 votes)
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733
3.10 mi, Filed Under: Running
The cross country course starts at near the shelter building by the parking area. The trail is easy to moderate. If you would like to run longer, you can add other trails at the park for a total of 6 ...
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78 quick facts Swallow Cliff Woods - Sag Valley Forest Preserve

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (39 votes)
Chicago, Illinois 60603
15.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Tons of great trails in the Sag Valley forest preserve. Has a few hills - a rareity for the Chicago area. Finish with hill intervals on the staircase next to the toboggan slide.From Chic ...
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79 quick facts Minnehaha Parkway

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (15 votes)
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
5.60 mi, Filed Under: Running
If you're looking for a less-traveled road, you might try the Minnehaha Parkway. Minnehaha Creek runs east down Minnehaha Parkway from Lake Harriet all the way to the Mississippi River roads. The park ...
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80 quick facts UK Arboretum

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (15 votes)
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
2.50 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Arboretum is a popular place to exercise for many people in the Lexington area. The park offers a 2-mile paved loop with a 1/2 mile mulch trail loop addition. The trails are hilly, but the Arbor ...
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81 quick facts Bidwell Park (Lower)

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (12 votes)
Chico, California 95927
6.50 mi, Filed Under: Running
Beautiful loop, up one side of Chico's Bidwell Park and down the other. The park is on both sides of Big Chico Creek and thus you almost always have this all-year creek in view. Big trees, mostly oa ...
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82 quick facts Mt. Olympus

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (154 votes)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117
6.78 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
This is the route most people take to climb Mount Olympus. The trail is steep with a total elevation gain of 4,200 ft. in under 3.5 miles. This makes this "run" a run/power hike. The trail stars at ...
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83 quick facts Soldiers Trail - Bridge Trail

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (937 votes)
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
7.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The Soldiers Trail is a 5+ (although it is marked 6)mile loop around Fort Tuthill County Park. The trail is singletrack and doubletrack, and free from motorized use. Starting at the tr ...
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84 quick facts Fenton Park

  • Currently 3.33/5
3.3/5 (435 votes)
St Louis, Missouri 63128
2.40 mi, Filed Under: Running
Fenton Park has a 1.4 mile paved loop with a 1 mile paved extension. It is almost entirely flat and runs between soccer and baseball fields and along the Meramec River. The path can be very busy on ...
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85 quick facts Deer Creek Canyon

  • Currently 3.31/5
3.3/5 (192 votes)
Littleton, Colorado 80127
13.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Deer Creek Canyon Park had its beginnings as a campground for wandering bands of Ute and Arapahoe. The 1,881-acre Open Space park was first homesteaded in 1872 by a man from Plymouth, England, John Wi ...
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86 quick facts Amphitheatre Loop Trail

  • Currently 3.30/5
3.3/5 (148 votes)
Moab, Utah 84532
3.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
The trail is located very near the Colorado River, and in an area of interesting rock formations. The Amphitheater Loop Trail is approximately four miles from the Fisher Towers Trailhead; both trails ...
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87 quick facts Memorial Park - Allen Parkway Run

  • Currently 3.30/5
3.3/5 (432 votes)
Houston, Texas 77001
9.60 mi, Filed Under: Running
For a longer run from Memorial Park, Do the 2.9 mile perimeter loop trail, and continue from the loop out onto Memorial Drive to the Buffalo Bayou, also known as Allen Parkway, towards another 5 mile ...
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88 quick facts Gold Hill Trail

  • Currently 3.30/5
3.3/5 (1567 votes)
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
6.80 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running, Skiing
Follow the blue diamonds that are located on the trees to follow the trail where it crosses the road or the clear cuts. This trail connects with the Peaks (FDT 45), Miners Creek (FSR 10 ...
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89 quick facts Central Park Lower Loop

  • Currently 3.30/5
3.3/5 (175 votes)
New York, New York 10024
1.70 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Lower Loop, running around Sheep Meadow and crossing the park at 72nd, is a great short (lunch?) run. Offering both hilly and flat terrain and a combination of surfaces, Central Par ...
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90 quick facts Buffalo Park

  • Currently 3.29/5
3.3/5 (551 votes)
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
2.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Beautiful open park on mesa top in Flagstaff, Arizona at 7100 ft! The two-mile loop has 360 degree panorama of Flagstaff and surrounding forest. The San Francisco Peaks are the back drop. One steep ...
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91 quick facts W. J. Freeman Park

  • Currently 3.29/5
3.3/5 (24 votes)
Bartlett, Tennessee 38134
0.90 mi, Filed Under: Running
W. J. Freeman Park (aka Bartlett City Park) has a nice 1 mile paved loop that circumnavigates about half of the 100 acre park. It is lit at night and is a frequent spot for area runners and walkers. ...
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92 quick facts Boulder Reservoir

  • Currently 3.29/5
3.3/5 (1182 votes)
Boulder, Colorado 80301
5.50 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
Popular among hikers, cyclists and runners, the Boulder Reservoir is a great standby for an easy run with a convenient location. There are also numerous variations to add anything from .5 miles to 20 ...
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93 quick facts Mississippi River Road

  • Currently 3.29/5
3.3/5 (189 votes)
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
12.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
It's beautiful, historic, and uncrowded. It offers the runner several distances from which to choose. While the city's other recreation seekers flock to the lakes in Minnehaha Park, run the Mississipp ...
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94 quick facts Moanalua Valley Trail

  • Currently 3.29/5
3.3/5 (179 votes)
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
11.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
Otherwise it offers a cool, shady hike through one of This is a nice run, starting out easy through a valley, following a stream that you will cross many times (prepare to get muddy!!) The trail is we ...
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95 quick facts Iowa State University Cross-country Course

  • Currently 3.28/5
3.3/5 (162 votes)
Ames, Iowa 50014
10.00 km, Filed Under: Running
This is a gentle run on the well-maintained Iowa State University cross-country course. Distance varies as does the difficulty. The full-loop is about ~5 km (exact distances can be determined at the ...
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96 quick facts Van Fleet Trail

  • Currently 3.28/5
3.3/5 (177 votes)
Clermont, Florida 34711
29.20 mi, Filed Under: Running
The 29.2 mile trail (12 ft wide paved path) through the Green Swamp was once a railroad track that has been converted for recreational use. The trail extends from Polk City through Bay Lake to Mabel. ...
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97 quick facts Morning Thunder Trail

  • Currently 3.28/5
3.3/5 (187 votes)
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
3.00 mi, Filed Under: Hiking, Running
When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Summit County is the perfect escape. There are dozens of breathtaking trails to choose from, but I?ve chosen one easy and accessi ...
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98 quick facts Likely Mountain Challenge

  • Currently 3.28/5
3.3/5 (357 votes)
Alturas, California 96101
9.40 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
This 7.2 miles of dirt road and 2.2 miles of old broken highway is for the advanced rider wanting to tackle real steep pulls. There is a variety of outstanding vistas and numerous riparian areas that ...
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99 quick facts Appalachian Trail - Hogpen Gap

  • Currently 3.27/5
3.3/5 (11 votes)
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
16.00 mi, Filed Under: Running
The Appalachian trail southern terminus is located in Georgia at Springer Mountain. Hogpen Gap is approximately 35 miles East on the trail. This section of the trail is one of the more gentle portions ...
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100 quick facts Rattlesnake Gulch

  • Currently 3.27/5
3.3/5 (152 votes)
Eldorado Springs, Colorado 80025
3.81 mi, Filed Under: Cycling, Hiking, Running
From the trailhead run east on the Fowler Trail for .2 miles. The Rattlesnake Gulch turns off here with a sharp right turn onto a much rockier trail. Follow this trail for another 1.1 miles up sever ...
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