Trail Running in Memphis, TN
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RootsRated explores the best trail running trails in Memphis. From quick runs to all-day epics, let our experts help you find the perfect trails. Our destinations are chosen by outdoors experts who live and play in Memphis, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
The Lakeland Trail contains 3.5 miles of wooded trails that allows different difficulty levels for runners, hikers, and bikers. The change in elevation is one thing you will experience – you don’t find this terrain often in Memphis.
Near downtown Memphis, the Wolf River trails are your best bet for a quick trail run. You'll follow the river most of the way on fairly easy trails.
The Tour De Wolf is located right inside of Shelby Farms. The 6-mile trail holds a great place for runners, hikers, and bikers. It is a moderate level course that gives great elevation and fast track to all experiences – nothing is too easy or too hard!
Bordering the Mississippi River, Meeman Shelby State Park is a gorgeous green space with roughly 15 miles of trails and nice scenery.
Sitting along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is well-loved by Tennesseans, especially those in nearby Memphis.
This five-mile urban run to Arkansas and back takes you past the juke joints and historical sites that helped shape the city of grit and grind.
More bayou than lake, the shallow waters of Reelfoot Lake—formed by a series of ferocious earthquakes in the early nineteenth century—echo with the whistling call of the bald and golden eagles who nest here, and are thick with migrating bird species.
Memphis might be the youngest of the major cities in the state of Tennessee, but locals will argue that it has the richest history of them all.
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