3 Great Jogging Trails at Walt Disney World Resort
Jogging trails are offered for guests to use throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Most of the Disney Hotels have "Winding paths through serene wilderness and scenic trails alongside sprawling lakes and rivers," offer some of the most charming and tranquil views of the property. If you plan on using the resort's jogging trails during your stay, please ask for maps and information at the front desk of your resort hotel. I thought that I'd share a couple of the ones that I've walked.
Epcot Resort Area (Yacht and Beach Clubs, Boardwalk, Swan and Dolphin) have extended trails when you connect them together. Approximately one mile-long, this un-shaded pathway starts along the Board Walk Canal, followed with a scenic loop around Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney Boardwalk Inn, and a 0.8 mile-long loop around Crescent Lake. For the longest jogging route, follow along Epcot Resorts Boulevard and Buena Vista Drive.
Disney's Wilderness Lodge offers a 1.5 mile long pathway that runs behind The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and either takes you back to Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort or on to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The trail is 2.5 miles if you include the Fort Wilderness Trail. A somewhat wooded trail if you head towards Fort Wilderness, if your jogging at dusk a little bug repellant doesn't hurt.
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resorthas a smooth, fast, scenic, paved path running 1.4-miles around Barefoot Bay. Early mornings are cooler and peaceful as you watch the sun rise above the tree tops.
If you're not used to jogging in hot and humid conditions be sure to take some precautions.
- Avoid running in the mid-day. Early morning jogs, and those after dark will be cooler and keep you out of the beating sun on Disney's mostly un-shaded paths.
- Be mindful of other traffic on the path, you may encounter pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional golf cart.
- Drink more water than you would at home, listen to your body and don't push.
- If you think it's just too hot to hit the trail you can find treadmills inside the Disney Resort Fitness Centers.
Do you keep up with your workouts when on vacation? I wish that I was that ambitious. What trails at WDW are your favorites? Leave a comment and let me know what your top Disney runs are.