Sioux Falls is a pleasant city of nearly 200,000 people. The Big Sioux River tumbles over a series of waterfalls to create an iconic sight right in the center of the city. Sioux Falls is one of those surprisingly good cities for running. The centerpiece of running in Sioux Falls is around the linear park that stretches for several miles along the Big Sioux River.
The best place to run in Sioux Falls is on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail, a 19-mile multi-use path through a series of parks along the Big Sioux River. Many of the parks themselves have additional trails. There’s also several miles of nice running along Skunk Creek, which branches of the Big Sioux. We’ve also put together a quite pleasant run near downtown, combining the Historic District in the North End West neighborhood with Terrrace Park and even a running track in the Stadium/Convention Center area. Trail runners will love the hills and trails at Great Bear Ski Valley just five miles northeast of downtown.
Runners should note that winter in Sioux Falls can be bitter. Come prepared. The Sioux Falls Bike Trail is generally maintained.