The Best Cities For Runners: Washington, DC

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

Washington, D.C.    Photo: zloizloi via Flickr


A sunrise run around the National Mall in Washington is the ultimate urban workout. Get out that early and you'll have the monuments, and the Smithsonian buildings practically all to yourself. If you're looking for a more serene option, head by the oft-overlooked Rock Creek Park and the tow path on the C&O Canal, which leads all the way to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.