Trail Running

Trail running is a wonderful addition to any workout regime. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned trail runner, we’ve assembled tips and product features that will help you get the most from your workout.

Trail Running Basics
Trail running is different from road running. This article gives you the basics to get started and have an enjoyable trail run. A trail run offers twists and turns, rocks, trees, branches, mud, snow, up hills and the down hills, and altitude changes. Although these are hazards to be aware of, they also contribute to making running trails so much fun. Trails force you to use more stabilizing muscles in your feet, ankles, hips, and core due to the variance in the terrain. Don’t be surprised if you’re sore in places you haven’t been sore before after your first trail run, even if you’re in amazing shape…

Trail Shoes
Road running shoes will generally work for trails that are relatively flat and dirt packed.  A good trail running shoe will allow you to run more comfortably, faster and with more control when running on rocky, uneven trails.  Trail running shoes typically are more rigid and have a little more support than road running shoes.

Other Trail Equipment Tips
Avoid cotton. Cotton absorbs moisture and traps it next to your skin, causing blisters. Polyester, micro fiber, cool-max or a wool are the best fabrics for running socks. These socks wick moisture away from your feet to help keep them dry, helping to prevent blisters.  Many trail runners also prefer a sock that comes up around the ankle bone. Having a higher sock will help keep debris out, helping prevent blisters or sores that arise from rubbing on small pebbles or sticks…

Trails

Bonneville Shoreline Trail North
Trails near and around Salt Lake City starting at City Creek Canyon and going south to Parleys Canyon (I-80)

Bonneville Shoreline Trail South
Trails near and around Salt Lake city starting at Parelys Canyon (I-80) and going south towards Draper

Millcreek Canyon
Divided in Upper and lower Mill Creek Canyon. The Pipeline Trail in lower Mill Creek is very flat and scenic. Upper Mill Creek is more rugged and steep. It provides access to the Great Western Trail System and is perfect for intense hill work, ultra mountain running, and escaping hot summer days. Admission is $2.50 per car

Draper City Trails
One of the benefits of Draper’s location in the southeastern corner of the Salt Lake Valley is convenient access to trails. Within a five minute drive, residents can be on high quality trails in the pristine Corner Canyon region or soaking in the 100 mile vistas from the top of Suncrest. Whether you’re in the mood for a light morning stroll or strenuous rocky mountain day hike, Draper has the trail for you. MAP

Park City Trails
Welcome to the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District. The District is committed to providing quality parks and recreational experiences for residents and visitors in the Snyderville Basin. We hope you will take the time to explore our new website and discover many of the fitness, fun and outdoor opportunities we offer families, children and adults

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