10 Best Trail Jogging Strollers (Honest Reviews)

Trail jogging strollers need to have a high suspension system, air filled tires, and a heavier frame. They should also fold up compact and feature lots of storage. The below top ten strollers come with a wide variety of features and price points. My overall favorite trail jogging stroller is the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 because it comes with everything you would want in a running stroller, has lasted almost a decade, and can easily be re-sold. It’s a wise investment. Read all to learn about all the options for a trail jogging stroller!

When I was newly pregnant with my first, I went on a trip to Vail, Colorado with my friends from high school. One of them was the first to have a baby—just a couple of months old. It was the summer and we had lots of hiking to do. My friend took her baby with us everywhere, using a wrap and stroller. I was amazed by her gracefulness with this little human—and by the trail jogging stroller which handled the terrain!

Indeed, there are many different types of strollers out there and it would be a huge mistake to think that just any stroller can be a jogging stroller, and that any jogging stroller can be a trail jogging stroller. That’s kind of like thinking a Keds shoe could run a marathon….

How is a trail jogging stroller different than a regular stroller?

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To be a stroller than can handle bumps, jolts, hills, and fast paces—you need a stroller that has a quality suspension system, thick tires, and safety features like harnesses, wrist straps, and hand brakes. Most trail running strollers will have these features and the label “all-terrain”, “high suspension”, or a synonym for “adventure” in its name.

All-terrain trail jogging strollers have a heavier frame that are triangular in shape, capable of remaining steady even over the toughest terrain. These strollers usually have air-filled rubber tires (not all) but they are larger than the ones on a jogging stroller, and stronger so they are less likely to be punctured on your run. All-terrain strollers can be used in snow, over rocks, on woodland trails, and on sandy beaches. 

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How I did this review of the best trail jogging strollers

To round up this list of ten of the best trail jogging strollers, I gathered the help of my mother runner friends: I polled my 22,000 followers on Instagram, researched the best trail jogging strollers online (and hired a researcher to help with the workload), read hundreds of good reviews and bad, and then whittled the list from the thirties to ten. (Kind of like a squid game or reality show contest for trail running strollers.) There are some budget options on here in case you don’t plan to run on trails a lot, but just sometimes.

The remaining ten are:

  1. Joovy Zoom 360
  2. Guava Roam Stroller
  3. Baby Trend Expedition Jogger
  4. Baby Jogger Summit X3
  5. Thule Urban Glide 2
  6. BOB Revolution Flex 3.0
  7. Thule Chariot Lite
  8. BOB All Terrain Pro
  9. Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger
  10. BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller

Okay, let’s get to the reviews! 

10 Best Best Trail Jogging Strollers

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Joovy Zoom 360 – $300

The Joovy Zoom 360 jogging stroller is a great budget friendly option for those in the market for the best trail jogging strollers. This option is best for runners tend to stay on paved or well-manicured trails. It is advertised as being all-terrain but the thinner air-filled rubber tires may make for a bumpy ride in tougher terrain. This jogging stroller would work as an everyday use stroller for your child, and occasional outdoor adventures. The stroller weighs 26 pounds and the maximum weight for a child is 75 pounds.

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This stroller is easy to fold, has a 5-point harness, incline option, and folds compact which is great for keeping it in the car trunk or storing it in tight spaces like a small apartment. The Joovy Zoom stroller has an all-weather canopy to keep your child protected from the sun, wind, and rain, and there is a boo window on the back so you can keep an eye on them.

Related: Inside Neely Gracey’s World Record Stroller Mile

This stroller offers a zippered pocket for holding your cell phone, wallet, or keys, and two cup holders. There are mesh pockets inside the stroller so that your child can keep their toys or drink close by. Under the stroller is a storage compartment perfect for storing your gear and a diaper bag.

The stroller comes with an air pump, and you can purchase a rain cover separately. This stroller can be used by infants in a car seat; however you will have to purchase the car seat adapter separately.  You will need to check that your infant car seat is compatible with the adapter.

Joovy Zoom 360 on a trail
Joovy Zoom 360

Pros:

  • Plenty of storage
  • Great for paved surfaces
  • Budget- friendly
  • Intuitive one-step brake release
  • Meets Disney size dimensions

Cons:

  • Thinner wheels that may not be suitable for tough terrain
  • Handle bar is not adjustable, which may be a problem for shorter runners  
  • Not as responsive as some strollers 

Guava Roam Stroller — $550

The Guava Roam Stroller is the stroller Neely Gracey set her stroller mile record in a 5:24. While this stroller is built for speed, it’s also built for rugged terrain. The Guava Roam features all-terrain ready independent suspension for a smooth ride no matter how rough the terrain.

Neely sets the stroller mile world record in Colorado.
Neely set the stroller mile world record in Colorado with the Guava Roam stroller.

The Roam stroller also packs up easily to half its size so it can fit easily into the trunk of your car for your adventures. Its frame features lightweight aluminum weighing only 25 pounds.

The Guava stroller also features a swing-arm-style suspension and all-terrain, airless bike tires, which move independently over bumps, making it the ultimate smooth ride even on uneven surfaces and at higher speeds, says Neely. It has a weight limit up to 60 pounds and can fit car seats with adapters. It has a parent tray for person items and lots of storage.

Pros:

  • Folds compact
  • Lightweight with airless, rubber tires
  • Supreme suspension system
  • Great for adventures or everyday
  • Recline option
  • Sunshade
  • 60-day free trial

Cons:

  • Narrow so can’t maneuver side to side as easily as wider models

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger –  $113-$150

The Baby Trend Expedition Jogger is another one of the best trail jogging strollers for those on a budget that has a few features normally only found on higher end strollers. This stroller has been well-reviewed and is a favorite for budget jogging strollers, however, it may not be the best option for serious runners because it’s not as durable and doesn’t have a suspension system (you get what you pay for!).

This stroller weighs in at 23.6 pounds, and it has a maximum weight capacity of 50 pounds. The Expedition stroller has an easy to use five-point harness, with height adjustable shoulder straps. This stroller has rubber pneumatic tires that make moving over rough terrain a smooth ride for your child.

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger on grass
Baby Trend Expedition Jogger

This stroller takes two hands to fold but it is easy to use, and folds compact. It is also able to stand when folded, and the rear wheels are removable to make travel easier. The seat on this stroller can recline in multiple positions and in its most reclined position it’s perfect for napping.  

The stroller has a water-proof canopy and a swinging tray that’s perfect for snacks and toys. The tray also works as the base for a Baby Trend infant car seat. The stroller has an underseat storage area which offers plenty of room for a diaper bag. There are also two cup holders and a storage compartment for your cell phone, keys, or sunglasses.  

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly with high end features 
  • Folds down small for storage
  • Removable rear wheels

Cons:

  • No suspension so the ride can be bumpy
  • Max weight only 50 lbs.
  • Only compatible with the Baby Trend infant carrier
  • Handle bar is not height adjustable

Baby Jogger Summit X3 –  $500

Baby Jogger was the very first company to invent a stroller designed for running way back in 1984. They are now owned by Graco, but Graco has kept the features that are important to runners the same. The Baby Jogger Summit X3 stroller is a great stroller not only for running but also for going “off-road”.

Baby Jogger Summit X3 on grass
Baby Jogger Summit X3

This stroller can be folded down with one hand, but it does not stand when it is collapsed closed. The stroller weighs 28.5 pounds, and the maximum weight capacity is 75 pounds. The stroller can recline nearly flat, which is great for kids who like to nap while you run. The seat of this stroller is a little higher than some of the other brands at 19 inch. 

The five-point harness system is padded to keep your kiddo safe and comfortable. This stroller has both hand and foot brakes, as well as a runaway strap. There are 12 inch front air-filled tires, and 16” rear air-filled tires with all wheel suspension for a smooth ride even on rough terrain. You can change the fixed front wheel to swivel wheel mode with a simple side lever that’s perfect for walking and jogging in intervals. 

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The Baby Jogger comes with a large UV 50+ canopy to protect from the sun, wind, and rain with three full panels, two viewing windows, and side vents for circulation on hot days. You can also roll up the back panel for more air circulation.

There is a mesh pocket on the back of the seat where you can store belongings, and a storage basket underneath. You can purchase an infant car seat adapter separately for many car seats, you can also purchase a parent

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console, and a snack tray attachment separately. 

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Pros:

  • Weight capacity of 75 pounds
  • Higher seat height for taller children
  • Hand and foot brakes

Cons:

  • Accessories like the parent console must be purchased separately 
  • Handlebar is not adjustable
  • Doesn’t stand when collapsed 

Thule Urban Glide 2 – $649  

The Thule Urban Glide 2 stroller isn’t just a great jogging stroller. It is also a good everyday stroller (and running FAST!). This all-terrain jogging stroller has a locking front wheel that makes it easy to run with, even over different terrains.

Thule Urban Glide 2
Thule Urban Glide 2 is ergo dynamic for comfort and speed.

The Thule Urban Glide has a light-weight aluminum construction, rear wheel suspension, and air filled large rear wheels. This stroller can be folded down with one hand and the wheels even fold in to make it even more compact. This stroller weighs 25.3 pounds and has a maximum weight limit of 75 pounds. It also has an adjustable seat but there are no fully upright, or fully reclined positions, though it does get close to fully reclined. 

The Thule Urban Glide 2 is good for infants from birth with the car seat adapter bar that can be purchased separately. This stroller has an adjustable handlebar, and the harness is a padded five point configuration that is adjustable at the shoulders and waist. There is an easy-to-use handbrake on the handlebar that you simply twist to slow the speed of the stroller, which can come in handy in hilly terrain. There’s also a footbrake that you can easily flip up even in sandals or flip flops. 

The Thule has a small storage compartment underneath the stroller, but there is not a parent tray or water bottle holder. They are available to purchase separately if that is important to you. This stroller does come with a large canopy that has reflective edges, perfect for early morning or evening runs. There is also a peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on your baby. The Thule Urban Glide is also available in a double stroller configuration. 

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Pros:

  • Adjustable handlebar
  • Folds compactly
  • Great for everyday use
  • Built for speed

Cons:

  • No parent tray or water bottle holder
  • Small storage area
  • Doesn’t fully recline or sit upright 

BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 – $450-$550

The BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 all terrain stroller has been rated as one of the best jogging strollers on the market today. The suspension system is the same as a mountain bike so it gives your child a smooth ride over any terrain. This is the stroller my babes grew up running in!

This stroller comes in at 28.5 pounds and the maximum weight capacity is 75 pounds. The seat is easily adjustable with the simple squeeze of a button. There is a padded five-point harness that is easily adjusted for your child’s height and comfort. This stroller requires two hands and two steps to fold it down completely which is definitely not ideal, but the smooth ride and easy maneuverability make up for it.

Bob Revolution FLEX 3.0
The Bob Revolution FLEX 3.0 is the best overall running stroller on the market.

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This stroller has a large adjustable canopy to keep your child protected from the elements, and there is a magnetic closure peek-a-boo window so you can keep an eye on them. There is an extra-large cargo basket underneath the seat, and there are six pockets for storage as well, including a cell phone pocket attached to the adjustable handlebar. This stroller doesn’t come with cup holders, or a child tray but they are available for purchase separately. The car seat adapter is also sold separately but does work with most car seat brands. 

The BOB Gear Revolution Flex stroller is also sold as a double stroller, and there is also a travel system available. The travel system includes the BOB Revolution Flex 3.0 stroller, a Britax B-Safe infant carrier, and the BOB gear adapter. 

Pros:

  • Heavy duty suspension for rough terrain
  • Button push seat adjustment
  • Lots of storage space

Cons:

  • Two handed, two step folding 
  • No parent tray or cup holder included
  • Bulky and large, even when folded down

Thule Chariot Lite – $949 

The Thule Chariot is a stroller that can also be transformed into a jogging stroller, bicycle trailer, or ski pulk. The stroller comes with everything you need for strolling and biking, but the jogging and ski kits are sold separately. This stroller is a nice choice for active families, and there is a double stroller version as well.  

The Thule Chariot Lite weighs 25.7 pounds and it has a maximum child weight capacity of 75 pounds. This stroller comes with a screen cover that zips on the sides and clips at the bottom which is great for keeping away bugs, and keeping dirt and dust from the road from flying into little faces. It has color coded buttons that you push to collapse the stroller and fold it down, but it does take two hands.

Thule Chariot Sport Light
Thule Chariot Sport Light is a smooth multi-sport trailer.

The Thule Chariot Lite comes with two small plastic front tires, and two very large (20 inches) air filled tires in the back. These large tires ensure a smooth ride even on uneven surfaces. This stroller pushes easily and has excellent suspension. There is no hand brake on this stroller but you can purchase one separately. There is a foot brake at the base of the stroller that can be easily engaged or disengaged by flipping it up or down with your foot. 

This stroller has a five-point safety harness, but the seats do not recline, and there is no car seat compatibility. You can purchase an infant sling to use with this stroller separately, but it is not recommended until your baby can hold their head up well on their own. (It is not recommended to run with an infant in the sling!). The handlebars on this stroller are fully adjustable, and there is a storage pouch in the back of the stroller. 

Pros:

  • Convertible for jogging, biking, and cross-country skiing
  • Great suspension
  • Net covering for ventilation and to keep bugs out

Cons:

  • No car seat compatibility so not best for infants
  • Kits must be purchased separately 
  • Expensive

BOB All Terrain Pro – $700

The BOB Alll Terrain Prois an excellent choice if you are planning to take your stroller over really tough terrain. This stroller has an excellent suspension and large pneumatic rear wheels for a smooth ride over any type of terrain. 

BOB Alll Terrain Pro
BOB Alll Terrain Pro 

The stroller weighs 32.3 pounds and has a maximum weight capacity of 75 pounds. There is a five point harness to keep your little one safe and secure and the canopy is waterproof, windproof, and UPF 50 +.  The fabric also features reflective stitching to help make you more visible. The 14-inch-wide seat sits fully upright, and can also lay nearly flat for nap time. 

You can easily open and close this stroller with one hand, and it is car seat compatible with an adapter that is sold separately. The handlebar is fully adjustable and this stroller comes with a handbrake that many runners consider a must have. There is also a round foot brake system and you can lock the front wheel. This stroller also has adjustable tracking to keep it moving straight.

You will find plenty of room for your gear in the closed, waterproof storage bin underneath the seat. There is a zippered pocket on the back of the canopy that can hold your phone and keys easily, as well as four other pockets for your belongings. While there is plenty of storage if you want a snack tray or a place to put your water bottle you will have to buy the accessories. Note, if you purchase this on Amazon they do have a package that includes them for $100 more. 

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Pros:

  • Hand and foot brake 
  • One hand open and close 
  • Plenty of storage
  • Fits kids up to 75 pounds
  • High-quality suspension system to handle the biggest bumps

Cons:

  • Heavy and bulky
  • Expensive
  • No parent or snack tray included

Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger – $200-$300

is a great jogging stroller that can also double as your everyday stroller. This stroller is a little easier on the budget and it comes with many of the features that you have to pay extra for even on the high-end models. 

This stroller comes in at 28.2 pounds with a maximum weight capacity of 50 pounds for your child. The seat has a three position recline that is easy to use and there is a padded five point harness to keep your child secure. This stroller has a one step, one hand fold, and the stroller can sit upright when folded thanks to an included kickstand. 

There is a large canopy to protect your little one from the elements with a peek-a- boo window so you can keep an eye on them. This stroller is car seat compatible with any Graco car seats that have the click to connect snap, of which there are many. You can buy this stroller as a travel system where you get the car seat and the stroller in one package. 

This stroller has plenty of storage in the large storage compartment underneath the padded seat. It also comes with a parent tray to hold your water bottle, and cellphone. There is also a removable snack tray for your child included. The handlebar is adjustable to fit runners of all heights, and the front wheel can be locked into position for running. This stroller has all-wheel suspension that’s perfect for tougher terrain.

The Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger
The Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger

Pros:

  • Budget friendly
  • Comes with accessories
  • Stands when folded down

Cons:

  • Heavy, and a bit bulky
  • Only works with Graco car seats with click connect 
  • No hand brake
  • Not a super smooth ride but good for occasional outdoor outings

BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller – $450-$500

If you are looking for a single stroller that can do it all from strolling down city streets to offering a comfortable ride on uneven surfaces, the BOB Wayfinder jogging stroller might be for you. This stroller offers independent dual suspension and the air-filled tires provide a smooth ride for your little one even in tough terrain. 

This stroller weighs 31 pounds with a child weight limit of 65 pounds. The padded seat can be reclined in multiple positions, and there is a five point harness for securing your child safely in the seat. Some parents did complain that the harness was difficult to snap and adjust. This stroller is car seat compatible with the purchase of a car seat adapter. The 50+ UPF canopy will shield your child from the wind, rain, and sun. 

This stroller can be easily folded down with one hand, and you can turn the wheels inward for even more compactness. The canopy and storage basket are also removable for easier storage. The handle bar is adjustable and this stroller comes with a drink holder included. There is plenty of storage in the large storage compartment underneath the seat, with a zipper to protect your things from the elements. There are three storage pockets, two inside the seat, and one zippered phone pocket. 

The front wheel locks in place for running and swivels for walks around the neighborhood for easy

BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller
BOB Wayfinder Jogging Stroller

maneuverability. There is a wrist strap and hand brake for more control when you are going down hill. This stroller does not come with the parent organizer or the child snack tray but they are available for purchase separately. 

Pros:

  • One handed folding
  • Hand brake and wrist strap included
  • Good for running and everyday use

Cons:

  • Does not include a parent organizer or child snack tray
  • A little pricey
  • Difficult harness and buckle 

Choosing the perfect jogging stroller for your needs can be a challenge, and ultimately it comes down to the features that are most important to you and how you plan to use it. If the price tags shock you, remember you can always resell it when you’re done for close to full price (as long as you take good care of it!).

Hopefully, this list of the best trail jogging strollers will help to get you started with narrowing down your search for the perfect jogging stroller for your needs. If you have an addition of thoughts on the best trail jogging strollers, please share in the comments below!

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