Parque General San Martín is the iconic running spot in Mendoza. The expansive urban park features a lake, a rose garden & promenades lined with statues. One create their own route of 7-8 km without overlapping. There are some designated paths in the park, and most of the main roads also have cycle paths alongside. Bonus: most paths lit at night!
A loop around the lake on the ‘peatonal’ walking paths is ~2.5 km. Add to this with some of the roads/paths near the lake. There’s a running track, near the stadium at the northern end of the park, off Av. del Libertador.
If you want to access Parque General San Martín from the heart of Mendoza, there are pleasant, tree-lined streets through the Quinta or Sexta sections of the city. Av. Colón/Av. Arístides Villanueva is a pretty street with nice trees, shops, & restaurants. It’s ~2 km from Plaza Independencia to the park.
At the western end of Parque General San Martín is the scenic, hilly Cerro de Gloria area, popular with trail runners. It starts just west of Av. San Francisco de Asís. Take in a panoramic view of Mendoza and climb the stairs to the monument of San Martin. There are additional trails in the area — see our route.
- 7-8 km of roads with paths alongside. Lake loop is ~2.5 km
- In park
- There's parking at the park. Good bus access. Also can access from downtown -- it's 2 km from Plaza Independencia