Bogotá, Colombia

Parque Simón Bolívar

Parque Simón Bolívar is the largest, and usually the most crowded park in Bogota. It’s popular among runners for its large network of trails, ranging from hilly dirt trails to long paved flats. It’s actually quite easy to get lost in the park if you don’t know your route, but one safe bet is the brick dust athletic track, which loops 3.3 km (2 miles) around the park. (Note: runners must follow the track counter clockwise). Additionally, runners may use the bike path that circles the perimeter of the park. It’s about 3.8 km (2.4 miles) in total, and paved. For more length, runners can continue east to the paths surrounding the Biblioteca Virgilio Barco (library) and Parque El Lago.

Just to the northwest, off Calle 63, visit the lovely Botanical Garden.

Essentials
  • 3.3 km (2 miles) or 3.8 km (2.4 miles) options
  • 13 meters (43 feet)
  • Calle 53 and Carrera 68
  • Calle 53 and Carrera 68