When you find a good running trail it is kind of like scoring that front row parking spot for the beach on a Saturday in July. Trap Pond is my front row parking spot.
Even though I have lived in Sussex County my entire life I was never really familiar with Trap Pond and all its offerings until Amy (www.fitnessatforty.wordpress.com) asked me to join her on a stroller walk when I was on maternity leave in 2013.
While Trap Pond offers a ton of non running activities (kayaking, camping, playgrounds, nature center and more) I love the Loblolly trail. The trail is a 4.5ish loop around the state park.
The trail is well marked with mileage markers and offers a variety of beautiful scenery.
While marathon training I utilized this trail quite a bit. The longest we ever did on the trail was 16 miles! While doing the same loop 3 times may seem boring we always found new things to look at!
Since this trail is in a state park there is a fee to enter the park. I think this is a fair trade off since the park offers lots of parking, very clean bathrooms and a well maintained trail.
While running at Trap Pond be on the look out for animals. Often times you can spot squirrels, turtles and maybe even a few deer!
This is a great trail for windy days as well. The majority of the loop is in the woods which offers a great wind blocker.
Have you ever run at Trap Pond in Laurel? Do you have a favorite state park to run?