7 Top Running Routes in Greensboro
Love the idea of a scenic run through the woods? Or maybe you want to lace up and hit the greenways crossing urban parks and city streets? Thanks to Greensboro’s abundance of running routes, you can log as many miles as you’d like and have fun doing it. Here are seven of the best places to run in the city.
You don’t have to leave the city to find excellent running routes in Greensboro. Downtown offers some wonderful places to run, the most popular being the Downtown Greenway. The four-mile walking and biking trail loops around the center city of downtown Greensboro and connects green space with the surrounding urban landscape and public art.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Loop is a two-mile paved route with rolling hills. It is a very popular destination for runners as well as walkers and cyclists. On the route you’ll get an eyeful of artifacts and statues from the Revolutionary War, and you’ll pass by the Greensboro Science Center and the City of Greensboro Country Park.
Greensboro’s Country Park offers a hilly paved 1.6-mile loop around a lake in a beautiful wooded park. It also offers a number of trails that are perfectly suited for running and mountain biking. The easiest way to enter the park is from Lawndale Drive off of Orman Road.
Lake Brandt Loop
Escape to the great outdoors without traveling far by visiting Lake Brandt Loop. Unlike the linear, in-and-out experience that many of the Watershed trails offer, this six-mile route gives you a chance to complete a loop without having to retrace your steps. Get a taste of all of the ecosystem elements that make Lake Brandt special on this route.
Stretching 7.5 miles from north of Lake Brandt south to Greensboro Country Park, the Atlantic-Yadkin Greenway follows the contours of the natural terrain and wildlife. The greenway is the perfect way to enjoy beautiful lake views as you wind along rail-trails through forested areas and urban scenes. Take a quick break on any of the several bridges along the greenway to look for bald eagles, blue herons, egrets and ospreys.
Nat Greene Trail
Rack up your miles on one of the oldest and most revered of the popular Watershed Trails, Nat Greene Trail. It’s the perfect trail if you’re looking for a scenic run that offers more than just miles. Wind through a mixed hardwood forest and a carpet of wildflowers along the 7.6-mile trail that hugs the east bank of Lake Brandt.
Mayo River State Park: Mayo Mountain Ridge Trail
When you think of Mayo River, you probably think of white water rafting. But the park also has a two-mile trail that offers a peaceful taste of the Piedmont. The Mayo Mountain Ridge Trail can be accessed from the parking area, and it begins a gradual climb with better-than-usual wildlife viewing opportunities.
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