Best In-Town Outdoor Running Track (2012)

Silver Lake Reservoir

As much as we brag about our weather, we do see some sweltering days that leave us sopping wet and cursing yet another boring 30-minute treadmill run in our under–air-conditioned gym. That's when we head to the 2.2-mile track surrounding the Silver Lake Reservoir. Cool breezes come off the water, and just when the sun's beating down a bit too intensely, you hit a shady stretch. Much of the path is knee-friendly dirt, not pavement. Jogging past the grassy knoll where families fly kites on the east side and the doggie park on the south side keeps a smile on your face. A couple water fountains and a well-kept public bathroom are welcome amenities. Oh, and parking? Never an issue, because believe it or not, this spot is rarely overrun. 1854 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake. —Rebecca Haithcoat

Location Details

1700 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90026
323-662-8655