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Trail running

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As a ten-time veteran of the grueling Leadville 100 ultra-marathon in the Colorado mountains, Brian Costilow feels most at home on the endless trails of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. "The longer you run, the more that experience becomes you." more

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Virginia Creeper Trail

Photo by Cameron Davidson/CameronDavidson.com. Courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corp.

In the heart of Abingdon, Va., begins the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former train line turned multi-use pathway. The 34-mile trail climbs from its base, marked by a historic Norfolk and Western engine, once used on the tracks, to nearly 4,000 feet. more

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