Having run most of the parks in my area over the last few years, I recently headed back to Best Friend. Entering from Jimmy Carter and heading back toward the giant powerlines leads straight to the beginning of the trail. What I saw was a pleasant surprise, nothing at all like I remembered.
The trail starts on top of a slight hill, winds down and back up near the tennis center. There’s a pedestrian crossing at that point as there is an entrance on that side. The trail continues past a field up another slight hill, curves around and ends back at the trail start. The trail is listed at .75 miles and it goes fairly quickly since it’s not hilly. The shade is adequate on the back side, but I imagine it may be pretty hot during the summer as you’re making the loop around back to the start as there are no trees on that portion of the trail.
The Best Friend Park paved trail is a great, short trail that would be good for days when you don’t want to do anything long or difficult or if you want to do some speedwork amongst the trees in lieu of a track. If you’re in the area, check it out hopefully you’ll be as pleasantly surprised as I.
Until next time, see you on the trail, where you will not EVER find ME doing speedwork. 🙂