Pounding the pavement is overrated — the trail is the real path to fitness. Heading off-road requires you to constantly change up your running gait, get up on your toes, and work the ancillary muscle groups in your legs and core that provide stabilization and prevent muscle imbalances and injury.
Problem is, if you call the city home, getting to nature’s trails can seem like a workout in itself. Not true. Here are the best places to run right in (or near) your city.