Trail Runner's Paradise: 8 Destinations for Unforgettable Trail Runs
Are you ready to lace up your running shoes, leave the beaten path behind, and immerse yourself in an adventure that combines the thrill of running with breathtaking vistas? In this guide, we will take you to 8 spectacular destinations that will ignite your passion for explorations. Fill your bottle with DripDrop and join runners taking apart in epic self-guided runs all over the world.
McKenzie River Trail
This 27-mile trail follows the McKenzie River as it winds through lava fields, crystal clear lakes, and giant waterfalls in an ancient forestland.
Lower Nanamocomuck Trail
North Conway, New Hampshire
This 7.5-mile point-to-point trail starts as gravel road that eventually merges into a sublime singletrack that follows the Swift River with minimal elevation gain, some rocky features, and a few narrow log bridges over creeks and marshy sections.
Tahoe Rim Trail
Incline Village, Nevada
The 165-mile trail covers two states, three national forests, and three wilderness areas as it circumnavigates Lake Tahoe.
Finger Lakes Trail System
Hector, New York
This 1000-mile trail system covers some of the most scenic land in New York with branch trails to Niagara Falls and the central Finger Lakes.
El Moro Canyon Loop
Laguna Beach, California
Escape the gridlock of Los Angeles for an 8.5-mile route that snakes through canyons and along ridgetops of the San Joaquin Hills.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Texas, this 120-mile long, 20 miles wide, and 800-foot deep canyon sets the scene for an epic run.
Dale Ball Trails
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Dale Ball Trail system is a nearly 25-mile network of terrain that ranges from easy to difficult, with a mixture of hard rock and soft dirt surfaces.
This 17.5 mile mostly single-track loop in the Pinckney State Recreation Area twists and turns around kettle lakes and bogs and through lush forested lowlands.