Walking Routes

We all need to take a break from time to time – why not use the opportunity to get some steps in? According to the American Heart Association, getting just 10 minutes of exercise at a time is considered beneficial and could lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke (see www.heart.org). Below you will find a couple of suggested walking routes for East Campus.

But what if the weather outside is not good for walking? No worries – we have designed several indoor walking routes so that you do not have to leave Hardin Hall. Choose a route as simple as the Flatlander if you do not like steps, or if you really want to raise your heart rate and challenge yourself, choose the Mt. St. Hardin route! You can do some of these routes several times to reach the 10 minute minimum exercise recommendation, if you wish. We also welcome your unique routes – just send us your route and we can post it to the site.

A map of the outdoor Campus Recreation East Campus walking routes, as well as descriptions of the indoor walking routes are also available at Maps and More. If you complete a route, please note that on the walking route tally sheet at Maps and More so that we can keep track of how often these routes are being utilized. Happy walking!

Inside Hardin Hall

Mount Saint Hardin

Distance

0.4 Miles

Steps

1000 - 1030

Stair Steps

  • South Tower and Grand Staircase: 198 steps
  • North Tower: 68 steps
  • Total: 266 steps

Duration

~10 minutes

Stairwells of Tower and North Wing

  • Start at Maps and More
  • Head to Student Services, pass through double doors, go to Tower Stairwell door
  • Turn left into the stairwell and begin to climb up Tower stairs
  • Go to the top of the stairwell (this is one flight above the 9th floor
  • Turn around and go down the stairs to the first floor
  • Exit the stairwell and turn right
  • Go to Grand Staircase in the main lobby
  • Go down the stairs, turn right and go through the double doors
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go through the door to the North Wing (past the Statistics Classroom)
  • Immediately turn right, go through the door into the elevator lobby
  • Go through the door into the stairwell
  • Go up the stairs to the top of stairwell (three flights)
  • Turn around and go down the stairs to the basement
  • Go through the door into the elevator lobby
  • Go through the door and immediately turn left
  • Go through the door, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go through the double doors
  • Go up the Grand Staircase
  • Return to Maps and More

Flatlander

Distance

0.23 Miles

Steps

540 - 570 Steps

Duration

~5 minutes 15 seconds

Just the Second Floor

  • Start in the Second Floor Lobby
  • Go to the Tower main door (South end of the lobby)
  • Go through the door, go to end of the hallway
  • Turn around, go back down the hallway
  • Go through the door into the lobby
  • Go to the end of the lobby (north end of the lobby)
  • Turn left, go through the door into the lab wing, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double doors
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double doors
  • Go into the second floor lobby
  • Turn left, go to the end of the lobby (north end of the lobby)
  • Turn left, go through the door into the lab wing, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double doors
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go into the North Tower
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway (pass NRBC)
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Repeat the circle of the North Wing
  • Go back to the connector wing, through the doorway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Go through double door into the second floor lobby

Ups and Downs

Distance

0.26 Miles

Steps

540 - 750 Steps

Duration

~6 minutes

First and Second floors

  • Start at Maps and More
  • Go through the door beside Maps and More that goes into the Connector to the North Wing
  • Go the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go down the hallway
  • Go through the door into the North lobby
  • Veer to the left and enter the hallway next to the stairs/elevator (Environmental Studies Area)
  • Go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the door
  • Go into the North lobby veer left to the double doors to the Connecter to the Main Tower
  • Go through the double doors, walk to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left walk to end of the hallway
  • Go through the door and into the main lobby to the Grand Staircase
  • Go up the stairs to the second floor lobby
  • Turn right, go to the end of the lobby (north end of the lobby)
  • Turn left, go through the door into the lab wing, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double door
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double door
  • Go into the second floor lobby
  • Turn left, go to the end of the lobby (north end of the lobby)
  • Turn left, go through the door into the lab wing, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway, go through the double doors
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go into the North Tower
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway (pass NRBC)
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Go back to the connector wing, though the doorway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Go through double door into the second floor lobby
  • Go to the Grand Staircase and return to Maps and More

The DownUNDER

Distance

0.12 Miles

Steps

270 - 320 Steps

Duration

~2 minutes 20 seconds

Basement - No doors to open! Least amount of traffic except possible between classes. (Courtesy of Carol Cartwight)

  • Start at the classroom in the basement of the North Wing (Room 49 - Statistics Classroom)
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn right, go to the end of the hallway
  • Turn left, return to the classroom

East Campus

East Campus Loop

East Campus Loop Walking Route
Stop Steps Distance (miles) Time (minutes)
A 1000 0.4 9.00
B 1780 0.74 14.5
C 2575 1.10 22
D 3345 1.40 29.5
Total Loop 4115 1.75 36.5