Located in Krugersdorp, about 40 km northwest of the city center, King’s Kloof is some of the finest trail running around for those who want to escape the city and explore the South African countryside. The park is known primarily as a rock climbing venue, but mountain bikers, and more recently, endurance race enthusiasts, have latched onto King’s Kloof as a center of outdoor recreation. Trail runners can join in the fun with well-marked 7, 14, 17, 20, and 22 km loops of varying difficulty across varied terrain including jeep roads and dirt singletrack. (Each route is signed with a designated color). Rolling hills add to the challenge, but beware that the park can get incredibly hot during the day, especially in summer. Carry plenty of water and consider starting with a shorter route and working your way up. There is an entrance fee of R30 to access King’s Kloof. There is parking and a map kiosk at the Laurentia Farm entrance.