Looking for a change of scenery or something different to do this holiday season, perhaps you want a getaway but don’t want to go to your usual destination. Well then what you need is a to take a trip to a place where you can get outside and connect with nature and find peace among the mountains. So, many all around the world love taking a break from reality and going on a trail walk or run. Then there are those that take it to the next level and compete in trail races! If this is something you are interested in doing, then perhaps one of these great trail races throughout the United States the perfect spot for you. There has been a great increase in those who participate in trail races over the last few years. Why? Because trail running is a fun yet challenging sport that many can participate in and that you can do all over the world.

Here are a few of the best trail runs around the United States that you should check out for your next race.

Jay Peak Trail Running Festival

If you’re looking for something for the whole family, the Jay Peak Trail Running Festival is the perfect trail race for you and your young ones. There are a series of different races from easy to hard and there are even water parks, gold courses and of course some good old hiking as well.

Emerald Bay Trail Run

Feel as though you are running right over the edge of beautiful Lake Tahoe on this trail. The views from this race are so epic they cannot be missed by any trail enthusiast.

Runner’s World Half and Festival

The weekend stars off with the Alta Trail Run, and the rest is followed by fun festivities hosted by the magazine. There are runs, hikes and a half marathon. As well as live music, food and other fun events that the whole family can enjoy. If you are a fan of the Runner’s World Magazine this is a great festival and trail run for you to enjoy.

7 Sisters Trail Race

This 12-mile out-and-back race on is a very technical trail with single-track trails winds that go along the ridge of the Mt. Holyoke Range. Including 3,500 feet of elevation gain, it’s considered to be one of the hardest trail race in the Northeast. If that doesn’t move, you proceed from the race benefit the Friends of the Mt. Holyoke Range.

There are so many more trail races and event throughout all of the united states as well as all around the world of course. Each one has their own challenges or aspects that make them the best. It all depends on your preferences and of course your skill set as well. If you are able to check out one of these trails we are sure you will find that they are a great challenge and bring you lots of fun as well.