The 10 Best Urban Walking Trails in America

The 10 Best Urban Walking Trails in America
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Walking might be the perfect form of exercise. OK, it’s not as flashy as its cousins, running and hiking, but studies show that a moderate walk is just as effective at battling high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease as a vigorous run or an uphill trek. And it does the job with a lower risk of injury. Some research even suggests that walking can make you more creative. One of its advantages is that you can do it just about anywhere, but some routes are more beautiful than others. Here are ten of the most scenic trails that allow access greenery without leaving the city.

Spanish Moss Trail
Beaufort, South Carolina  (Photo: styxclick/iStock)

Charleston gets all of the love, but the smaller coastal town of Beaufort, an hour and a half to the southwest, has just as much southern charm, with a fraction of the tourists. And it’s incredibly walkable, thanks in part to the Spanish Moss Trail, a ten-m.... Continue Reading at Outside Online

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