to go with you somewhere? How many times do people say no because they don't think anyone will hurt you because we are in such a safe place?
Look at Crimereports.com to find the crime in your area. If you don't want anything to happen to you, then you go to public places with no history of crime. That means the guy who wants to go to a gym calls the shots because he doesn't want to go for a walk in the woods. This is why we need to find friends who will walk with us.
One alternative is to go to a bench near the trail you will walk on and wait for someone who would like someone to walk with you. Yes, you can wait for someone to walk or ride with you. I saw it over and over again at the Silver Comet Trail. I show up and tell people they are safer with someone else, two men are sitting with me, and they don't know each other, and they leave with each other to protect each other. It happens. Wait for someone to walk with you on trail. Speak to other women in parking lots. They will look out for you if you are nice and acknowledge them. They will remember you if you are abducted. There are reasons we need each other.