Fountainhead Regional Park

Fountainhead Regional Park is the starting point of the 18-miles long Bull Run – Occoquan Trail. The point-to-point trail is open only to pedestrians and equestrians and winds its way through five parks. The natural trail is completely rolling hills and can be fairly technical in many areas, with plenty of rocks and roots to navigate. The trail is heavily …

Rock Creek Park

One of the District’s biggest and most loved parks, Rock Creek Park is operated by the National Parks Service and stretches from Maryland all the way through Northwestern Washington D.C. to the Potomac River. The park can be accessed from many different points in the city, but the main entrance is located at the Nature Center. To access the Nature …

Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Valley Park is truly a natural oasis in the midst of a large city. This beautiful park has the ability to make you feel like you are miles away from civilization even though Center City is just a few miles away! The park is a popular destination for trail runners and mountain bikers alike. Views of the Wissahickon Creek …

Robert E. Lee Park

  Located off of Falls Road in northern Baltimore is Robert E. Lee Park, a relatively small park (415 acres) with a lake in the center. The park features moderately technical trails and offers a 2.5 mile out-and-back trail. Falls Road Running Company hosts their mid-week group run at the park, and with the beautiful wooded views and prevalent shade, …

Cromwell Valley Park

  On the northern edge of Baltimore City is Cromwell Valley Park, an expansive natural environment with many trails. A picturesque farm is located in the center of the park, and routes vary from road to technical trails. Maps are available at the visitors center in the center of the park that indicate the difficulty level and length of each …

Blue Hills Reservation

Trail running can be hard to come by in Boston, so it stands to reason that a trip to the trails will require a bit of a drive out of the city. About 10 miles south of Boston lies the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000 acre park encompassing the hills of the Blue Ridge Chain. Great Blue Hill is the …

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

  Boston has done an exemplary job of preserving greenspace within the city limits, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a prime example of this dedication. The Emerald Necklace is a greenway system made up of nine parks that stretches approximately seven miles from end to end in addition to numerous loops through the individual parks. Parks making up the …

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

Thirty miles west of Denver in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado,  you can find natural trails pretty much anywhere you look. Alderfer/Three Sisters Park features a wide variety of trail lengths and difficulties, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Total trail mileage within the park is 14.9 miles. Expect some rolling hills and elevation changes since you’re out in the …

Red Rocks Park

While natural trails close to Denver aren’t terribly easy to come by, Red Rocks Park is worth the trip if you’re looking for stunning scenery. Located half an hour west of downtown, Red Rocks Park features a 1.4-mile natural loop through a breathtaking environment that highlights the rock formations the park is named for. The trail can be surprisingly technical …

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