Best of Philly

Best Running Trail

2016 BEST Suburban Trail

Perkiomen Trail

This 20-mile trail offers an escape from city running or cycling, with enough changing scenery — from oh-so-green Valley Forge Park to the bird-filled John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove to sprawling Green Lane Park — to keep even the most easily bored engaged. (Multiple access points in Montgomery County.)

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2012 BEST Running Path That's Not Along the Schuylkill

Nature Trail at Haverford College

EXPERT PICK: “When I lived in Haverford, a loop on the two-mile trail was either the start or finish of every run. When people talk about trails being easier on your legs than roads, this is the type of trail they mean. Not much in the way of hills, but an incredibly peaceful and safe… Read more »

2012 BEST Bike/Run/Walk Trail

Schuylkill River Trail

READERS’ PICK: Obvious, yes. Crowded, maybe. But how could any fitness buff turn down 20.5 no-cars-allowed miles from Philly to Valley Forge? Read more »