There are numerous small parks with ‘fitness trails’ in the Pattaya area. And 23 km east, Khao Mai Keao Reservation Park is a worthy destination for a bigger running experience. Our favorites in the area:
Pattaya Fitness Park. A couple of km of paths and stairs in this hilly park. On Pratumnak Road, just before the entrance to Buddha Hill, which can be combined for a longer, ‘experience’ run.
Nongprue Public Park. Located at the Soi Siam Country Club, this park has a nice 1 km path around a lake.
Pattaya City Park. Located 8 km southeast of the city, this small park has ~1 km of pleasant paths. Good to combine with road along Huai Chak Nok Lake.
Khao Mai Keao Reservation Park. A worth-it destination for a running ‘experience’. Located 23 km east of Pattaya, this park has a combination of gentle paths good for walking and running to 10+ km of more technical trails through the jungle, popular with trail runners and mountain bikers. If doing the jungle trails, best to run with a guide or group. Trails can be muddy when wet.