Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail

For those traveling to the Silver Spring/Wheaton area, the Sligo Creek Trail offers 10.2 miles of paved asphalt multi-use trail. Some single track trail borders the pavement along portions of the trail, which runs along the Sligo Creek Parkway. Benches are located at regular intervals along the path, and porta potties and water fountains are available at several parks along …

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 …

National Mall

If you go to Washington D.C. and don’t take the chance to run, bike or walk around the National Mall, you are missing out on a great opportunity to see the most iconic sites of the city while getting in a workout. The multi-use path varies from a dirt path near the Smithsonian Museums to asphalt near the Reflecting Pool, …

Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail is a wide, flat dirt path stretching from Georgetown to Bethesda. Approximately 7.5 miles in length, the trail features mile markers and is a popular route for runners. Some cyclists do utilize the trail, but the surface may be inappropriate for road bikes, so approach with caution. Getting onto the path from Georgetown is as easy …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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