In the south of Alabama, Mobile has some of the best access to the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and waterways connected. The running trails are stunning and the sights are even better.
As one of the wettest cities in the nation, Mobile has plenty of interesting climate situations to offer runners. In many places throughout the south, runners might find that the weather is too hot and dry. In Mobile, Alabama, the opposite is true. While the consistent rainfall can be cumbersome at times, it does provide some of the best running conditions you’re likely to encounter.
Mobile is located at the mouth of the Mobile River and is connected to Mobile Bay which runs into the Gulf of Mexico. This direct access to water provides lush wooded regions and plenty of incredible nature paths to run along. The trails in Mobile are plentiful and the quality of each one is outstanding.
If you’re looking for a paved route that provides plenty of fantastic sights, then the Blakeley State Park routes are the perfect trails for you. They are designed to be bike paths, but the width of the path is perfect for runners and bikers to share the road. Similar to that trail is the Airport Perimeter Trail. It’s another bike path turned runner trail with great views of the airport and surrounding area.
Widely agreed upon as the best running trail in Mobile, Alabama, the Dauphin Island beaches offer an unmatched shoreside route for any runner. You can stick to the roads further in for a more controlled run, or you can bear the sands for a tough workout with amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a tough run if you want it to be, or a nice jog when needed.