Pretty much anywhere you go in Missoula you’re likely to see someone walking or running for exercise. Being the safe city it is, you’ll see walkers and joggers in most neighborhoods during the day and well into the evening hours.
For those looking to travel beyond the local streets and sidewalks, Missoula also boasts a bevy of pedestrian friendly paths and trails in and around the city.
From the Kim Williams trail that runs parallel to the river in Downtown Missoula, to the paths through Greenough Park, to surrounding recreational areas at Blue Mountain and in Pattee Canyon, you’ll have a number of options for getting your chosen form of exercise while taking in some fantastic scenery.
From beginner to advanced walkers, joggers, and runners, check out this handy reference for more information about some of Missoulian’s favorite places to walk, jog, and run.
While most who walk or run in Missoula do so simply for regular exercise, there are some who are serious about their sport. Missoula has a number of runners that train for triathlons and marathons and go on to compete regionally and nationally.
Many of those same dedicated individuals came together to plan and host Missoula’s first annual marathon in 2007. A resounding success, the Missoula Marathon went on to achieve national acclaim in 2009 when in its third year it was named the number one marathon in the United States by Runner’s World magazine.
Check out our Missoula Marathon post for more information about Missoula’s now famous annual marathon event.