Riverfront Trail

  In hilly Omaha, the Riverfront Trail is an oasis for those looking to get a longer run or ride in on a flat surface. The Riverfront Trail, a concrete multi-use path approximately 10 feet in width, extends 10.8 miles along the Missouri River. The trail has numerous shaded sections along with lengthy unshaded expanses and passes through wetlands, parks, …

East Potomac Park

Part of the Marine Corps Marathon route, East Potomac Park is a 3-mile peninsula loop that connects to West Potomac Park and the Tidal Basin.  Runners and cyclists can follow the quiet asphalt street down and around the peninsula to Hains Point, and you’re sure to have good company along the way. The peninsula offers beautiful views of the Potomac …

Terry Hershey Park

Terry Hershey Park offers five miles of continuous paved trail, stretching from the Elkridge Parkway to the Sam Houston Tollway, but side trails will add on an additional 7 miles for a total of 12. The path, which follows Buffalo Bayou and is predominantly concrete, offers a variety of amenities, including water fountains, bathrooms at Eldridge Parkway, and several “runner’s …

Rice University Trail

Circling the beautiful Rice University campus, the Rice University Trail is a wide dirt path made available for use by pedestrians. The best feature of this three-mile loop is that it is completely shaded, providing a respite from the Houston heat and sun, especially in the summer. Shade can be hard to come by in Houston, so this is a …

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is easily Houston’s most popular destination for those looking to exercise; this place is busy at all hours of the day! The 2.9-mile crushed gravel loop is very wide, meaning there is plenty of room for everyone who wants to get a workout in, but peak hours are especially busy. Workout stations are located along the path, with …

George Bush Park

Half an hour west of downtown Houston is George Bush Park, a gigantic natural oasis that offers a variety of fitness opportunities to its visitors. At 7,800 acres, it is the sixth largest city park in the United States. One of the park’s most popular features is its 11.36-mile asphalt hike and bike trail, which is one of the longest …

Buffalo Bayou Park

The City of Houston places a great deal of importance on the construction and maintenance of bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the city limits, and nowhere is that commitment more evident than at Buffalo Bayou Park.  The City is currently engaged in a $53 million project to renovate and restore 160 acres along Buffalo Bayou, and much of the work …

Brays Bayou Trail

Stretching approximately twelve miles through southwest Houston, the asphalt path along Brays Bayou is the perfect place to get in a long run or bike ride while avoiding traffic. Parking is available at MacGregor Park as well as in neighborhoods along the path, which is easily accessible. There is no shade along the route, so it may be better for …

Fresh Pond

Just across the Charles River from downtown Boston is Cambridge, the home of Harvard University. Take the Red Line train to the Alewife station, and just ¾ mile away is a lovely park called Fresh Pond where cyclists and pedestrians alike can get in a workout. Access is an easy 10-minute walk from the Alewife station, as the Minuteman Bikeway …

Highline Canal Trail

  Winding through the Denver metro area’s southern suburbs, the Highline Canal Trail stretches an impressive 71 miles from southwest of Littleton to the city of Aurora, near the airport.  This multi-use path is frequented by cyclists and runners alike and can be used as a commuting route. While much of the trail is concrete, some sections are also asphalt …

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