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Trail Runs in Your Region

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trail running northwest

OREGON — McKenzie River Trail, Sisters
Old growth forest, crystal clear river pools, and waterfalls make this 26-mile trail a beautiful example of the Pacific Northwest.

WASHINGTON — Moran State Park, Orcas Island
Take in the sweeping views of the surrounding San Juan Islands on this 6.7-mile run, with an elevation gain of 1500 ft.

MONTANA — River Trail, Missoula
While this trail begins Downtown along the popular Missoula waterfront, the trail quickly leaves town as it tracks along the river. Wide and flat, this trail is great for a mellow run.

WYOMING — Goodwin Lake Trail, Jackson
Spectacular views of the Tetons is one of the reasons why this is a must-run trail. Pine forest, sagebrush hillsides, and meadows full of wildflowers, this trail is a perfect example of Wyoming’s landscape.


trail run NE

MAINE — Carriage Roads, Acadia National Park
Woodland roads and stone bridges run for 57 car-free miles in Acadia National Park. Take a run in the fall to experience the Northeast’s changing colors.

VERMONT — The Long Trail, Winhall
While some hikers choose to through-hike the nearly 300-mile trail, runners can enjoy sections of the century-old trail. The stretch near Winhall routes near winter ski resorts.

MICHIGAN — Potawatomi Trail, Ann Arbor
Open only March through November, this 17.5-mile loop has a maintained trail with a few great climbs. Enjoy the views of the lake, but watch out for roots!

WISCONSIN — Ice Age National Scenic Trail, La Grange
Home of the 50-mile ultra, Ice Age Trail 50, this trail takes you through Wisconsin’s glacial formed landscapes. 50 miles too much? Enjoy a shorter section of the 1,000-mile trail.


trail running southwest

COLORADO — Mesa Trail, Boulder
For a long run with a good amount of elevation gain, head to the Mesa Trail. 13.4 miles roundtrip, with 3,200+ ft. elevation covered, this trail will get your lungs going.

UTAH — Dinosaur Stomping Ground Tracks, Moab
Dinosaur tracks? Yes! Run this quick 3-mile out-and-back trail for quintessential Moab views and real dinosaur footprint trace fossils.

ARIZONA — Arizona Trail, Walnut Canyon
The entirety of the Arizona National Scenic Trail stretches 817 miles, but if you run Section #31, including Walnut Canyon, you’ll have the chance to take in the remnants of ancient Anasazi cliff dwellings.

NEVADA — Tahoe Rim Trail, Incline Village
This 165-mile loop trail travels along the ridges surrounding the Lake Tahoe area. Whatever section you choose to run, you’re guaranteed amazing views.


south east trail runs

TEXAS — Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin
This nearly 8-mile trail runs along Barton Creek Southwest of the city. In the summer, be sure to wear your quick-dry shorts and enjoy a plunge in the water!

TENNESSEE — Warner Park Trail Systems, Nashville
A short distance outside the city—this trail system offers 12 miles of dirt trails, and even two designated cross country courses. Suggested running tunes—be sure to add a few local Nashville musical artists to your playlist!

ALABAMA — Double Oak Trail, Pelham
Located in Oak Mountain State Park, the Double Oak Trail is a 17-mile loop through a pine tree forest. Roots and rocks stud the dirt to keep you on your toes.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shut-in Trail, Asheville
Songs declare their love for the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you might too, if you run all or part of this 16.3-mile trail. Enjoy the hardwood forests and views of rolling hills with 3,000 ft. of vertical gain.