United States

National Parks


This is our master list for running in all the major National Parks. We realize that runners visiting the National Parks might want to find an easy trail run or scenic road to keep up their running routine. Our extensive research includes discussions with park rangers and scouting out many routes ourselves. The focus is on accessibility and safety, while exploring the beauty within the parks. These are not serious trail runs or duplicative of suggested hikes. The approach is, if you are visiting a National Park, where are the most enjoyable, interesting, scenic, and appropriate places to go running?

Some of these routes are on popular trails that can get crowded, so best to go early. Also, see our notes for each park with respect to being safe and respectful of wildlife.

Below is the list of the major National Parks we have covered. Also, please search our “National Parks” under ‘Categories‘  for ALL our routes in areas administered by the National Park Service, and our list of Best Runs in the U.S. National Parks.  And, see this list of Best National Park Half Marathons from HalfMarathons.Net.

See Also

Other National Park Guides

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