Road Running in Tuscaloosa, AL
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RootsRated explores the best road running trails in Tuscaloosa. 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 Tuscaloosa, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
Mostly flat with a few short, steep hills, the two-mile loop around the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center is perfect for speed work, especially for runners looking for a change of scenery.
One of the most popular running destinations in Tuscaloosa is The University of Alabama Quad, an expansive, 22-acre green space with two-thirds of a mile of sidewalks surrounding the perimeter.
The Levee Trail is a paved, two-mile, out-and-back trail that runs along the north bank of the Black Warrior River. It is completely flat and perfect for speed workouts with signs marking every quarter mile of the trail.
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