Our Go! Run family loves to get off the trail and Go! Run natural. Our state is so beautiful, so why not get out and enjoy it? There is just something about running through the woods, enjoying the scenery, and breathing the fresh air. Something about it makes you feel like the only person in the world. Plus, trail running helps with your balance and endurance.
There is a big trail running community here in the state of Arkansas. We wanted to explore some of the trails in our beautiful state, so we asked our Go! Run family what their favorite trail is and why. Here is what each of them had to say:
Gary: Lake Sylvia 132/132C loop. I love that it is so “runnable” and finishes with a smooth 3 mile downhill, oh, and let’s not forget the views!
Erin: Ouachita trail, lake Maumelle spillway section. I love the spillway, it’s great fun taking the dogs here, there are some quaint wooden walkways and you can access the lake easily.
Michael: Cossatot River Trail. This is my favorite trail to run especially in the fall – with the changing colors, cool temperatures, and beautiful views of the river and falls!
Jeremy: Sylamore trails. The views are so beautiful and the terrain varies from “runnable” to technical and challenging climbs and descents.
Stacey: Hobbs State Park. I love these trails, they are so well maintained plus it’s so close to a number of great coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and museums for your entertainment pleasure after a run!
Greg: Allsopp Park trails. They are in town and close by, but when you’re on the trails it’s like being out in a forest.
Meghan: The section of the Ouachita Trail from highway 9 east to highway 10. It’s magical – with challenging climbs, “runnable” flat sections, creek crossings, wooden bridges, lush greens and beautiful views.
Michelle: Pfeiffer Trail. So i’m usually a road girl, but I love the Pfeiffer loop because it is like a mini forest getaway so close to the River Trail and Big Dam Bridge!
Cortney: The Back 40 – 20 mile loop. So I have run many miles on the road, but trails are a new thing for me. I chose the Back 40 because it was so very challenging and new to me and knowing that I could do it was a cool feeling!
Join our running community for a weekly trail run every Sunday at 8 a.m. The details are posted on our Go! Run Natural Facebook Group. And, tell us what trail is your favorite!