12 Amazing Vacation Spots for Runners (how many have you ran?)

Planning a family vacation this summer?  Don’t let that stop you from getting a stellar family workout, hike, jog, or picture.  Here are our choices for the top 12 running trails you should visit as a family during your summer vacation!

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1. McKenzie River Trail – Eugene, OR


A fun place for the kids to hike with bridges winding paths and plenty of hiking, biking, and running trails.

2. Appalachian Trail – Georgia


With 2,179 mils of trail you will have an easy time finding a great place to run here.

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3. Kalalau Trail – Kauai, Hawaii

11 miles of picture perfect beach running.

4. Poison Spider Mesa – Moab Utah


11 miles of picture perfect beach running.

4. Poison Spider Mesa – Moab Utah


A beautiful 13 mile loop for the more adventurous family.

5. Tahoe Rim Trail – Incline Village, Nevada


165 mile trail with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.

6. Alafia River State Park – Brandon, Florida


Creek crossings, ponds, swamps, and more!  A fun adventure for families.

7. Ice Age National Scenic Trail – LaGrange, Wisconsin


Green pastures and rolling hills covering a total of 1,200 miles.

8. Palo Duro Canyon State Park – Canyon Texas


120 miles long and 800 feet deep, this is the second largest canyon next in the US to the Grand Canyon. A fun and challenging place to run.

9. Shut – In Trail – Asheville North Carolina


18 mile trail with a challenging 3000 foot climb.

10. John Muir Wilderness – Bishop California


212 mile trail with inspiring views of mountains, trees, valleys, lakes, and rivers.

11. Central Park – New York, New York


With miles of trails a great place to enjoy city and fitness.

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12. Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA


With so much to see and do this makes the perfect destination for families.

Do you have a favorite running destination we didn’t include?  Share it below!

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