When running trails you have to stay very alert and focus on what’s in front of you. Roots, rocks, vines, shrubs, ruts and holes are all hazards that can cause you to trip and fall.
I read an article once that changed how I view running trails. Instead of running to avoid the dangers, look at where you want to place your feet, where you want to step. The trail is not magically going to change into this pleasant, safe, and flat path, but your perspective will change and instead of worrying about tripping or falling, you’ll recognize the better foot placement and have a better run.
Now go run!