The Best Cities For Runners: Portland, Oregon

When I travel, I like to bring my shoes with me and sneak in a run during my free time. What U.S. cities have the best, most convenient trails for visitors?

Apr 8, 2013
Outside Magazine

Portland 2    Photo:Diueine Monteiro via Flickr


Thanks to Forest Park, you can go for a distance run in Portland and completely forget you're in a city. The tree-canopied, 5,000-acre park along the Williamette River contains nearly 80 miles of trails, including the popular Leif Erickson Drive. Downtown, runners flock to the paths along the riverfront throughout the day. The Oregon Road Runners Club provides route descriptions of its favorite runs on its website.

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