Free Fitness: Trails, Events, & Athletics in Harrisonburg

Free Fitness | Trails, Events, and Athletics around Harrisonburg | Harrisonblog

If you love breaking a sweat, Harrisonburg has a lot of great options. Although there are several fitness centers in our Friendly City, sometimes, you just need to work out without spending a dime.

Free Places to Get Fit in Harrisonburg

Biking & Walking Paths

Get outside and breathe fresh air into your lungs with these hiking, biking, and walking trails in Harrisonburg:

Hiking Trails

There are several hiking trails near Harrisonburg due to close proximity to breathtaking sites like Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest. You’ll likely enjoy the bonus of incredible views, too:

  • Reddish Knob // a great spot for hiking and mountain biking on the border of Virginia and West Virginia
  • Bearfence Mountain // an easy 1.2 mile hike in Shenandoah National Park
  • South River Falls // a 5 mile hike in Shenandoah National Park that starts out easy and gets steeper as you go
  • High Knob // a moderate 3 mile round trip hike in George Washington National Forest
  • Humpback Rock // a 3 mile trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of I-64, with incredible sunrise/sunset views

Note: If you go to Shenandoah National Park, there is a $15 entry fee, but if you get the annual pass, it will pay for itself in just two visits.

Sports Facilities

If walking, running, or biking aren’t your thing, grab a buddy or six and try these free athletic facilities:

Free Fitness-Related Events

Enjoy a workout with a group of other fitness enthusiasts at any of these free fitness-related events around Harrisonburg:

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1 thoughts on “Free Fitness: Trails, Events, & Athletics in Harrisonburg

  1. Anne Grossman

    Don’t forget VA Momentum hosts “Run, Sweat & Beers” on the 4th Friday, at Brothers Brewing. It’s a free 1,3, or 5 mile run and discounted beers afterwards. Always a good time.

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