Tuscaloosa is a city in western Alabama located in the Black Warrior River. The University of Alabama is one of the main economic engines of this city of 100,000. There are some decent options for running in Tuscaloosa, with river paths, arboretums, and some good parks for trail running just outside of town.
The signature run in Tuscaloosa is the 2.2 mile Riverwalk, which can be combined with our downtown loop. The campus of the University of Alabama is also lovely for running, with numerous paths, historic buildings, and a running track. One of the best places to run in Tuscaloosa the area around the UA Arboretum. In Northport on the north side of the river, run on the Levee Path and down to the Oliver Lock. Good parks for trail running include Sokol Park and Lake Lurleen State Park.
Runners should note that Alabama summers are hot and humid! Go early and hydrate.