Getting outside to exercise can be hard enough, but throw in a few kids, stroller, and a Razr Scooter and it can sound like a task too daunting to even start. We know how tough it can be pushing the double stroller up a steep incline with the baby strapped to your chest. Luckily you don’t have to struggle anymore. We put together the best running (or walking) trails for families to use with ease (think flat land). Click through the slideshow to hit up these trails that will get your heart rate up and tire out your little ones at the same time.

Lake Miramar

Located in the heart of the San Diego 'burbs, this is the perfect place to burn calories with the kiddos in tow. Whether it's a morning run with fellow moms or an after work with the kids, you're sure to enjoy this trail. The five-mile loop around the lake is completely paved and pretty flat with a few gentle hills, making pushing a stroller or running next to a your little cyclist a breeze. Depending on the time of day, it can be pretty busy. So if you plan to let your mini-me ride their bike or scooter, make sure to keep an eye out for the bigger cyclists or marathon trainers. The views of the lake and the ocean are sure to be a distraction when you start to break a sweat. Don't forget to bring a snack to enjoy on the picnic tables after your run. Or better yet, bring a snack for your kids to feed the ducks.

Miramar Water Treatment Plant
Scripps Lake Dr.
San Diego, Ca 92131
Online: sandiego.gov

Photo Credit: Jenelle Aris

What’s your favorite San Diego spot to run or walk with the family?

— Shannon Reed