Trails for Trail Running
all trails are ideal for running. Pick your paths carefully to ensure a great
for Finding a Good Trail
a trail guide.
- Trail guides will give you detailed information on the
types of trails available, length of trails and elevation profiles
can also get guides for hiking, mountain biking or cross-country skiing trails.
- Ask the personnel at a running shoe store or outdoor outfitter
for their opinion on the area's best trails.
a running club.
- Running clubs are great for people who need extra motivation.
clubs members might also know the location of good running trails.
what kind of run you want to do.
- Would you prefer to run a loop, or would
you rather run out and back?
- Once you decide the type of trail you would
like to run, you will have an easier time finding it.
whether you want to run on a trail that is open to mountain bikers, and horseback
riders. Consider who you're likely to run into on any particular trail.
trails permit only foot travel.
Study a topographical map of your area and decide which trails are most appropriate
picking a trail, make sure the ease of access, terrain, elevation, mileage, exposure
to sun and wind, and the presence of water meet your needs.
check the trail guide.
- Before you try a new trail, call the land-management
agencies to ensure that the trail is currently safe and open to the public.