Top 8 U.S. Cities for Trail Running

You are here

Top 8 U.S. Cities for Trail Running

Trapped in an urban jungle and dying to run outside? Good news: you don’t have to go far to hit these sweet trails and get in your workout.
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.

10 Best Trail Running Shoes >>>


Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Smell Great
    10 of the best antiperspirants that block sweat and stink.
  • Fitbit Alta
    The latest tracker on the market is seriously sleek.
  • Super Bowl Apps
    10 better-for-you recipes to make for the big game.
  • Back on Track
    Here are 8 crucial moves to do if you haven't hit the gym all week.