The West Campus contains mostly health care and athletics facilities. Follow these different routes for a great mid-day exercise break:
- The 1-mile route circles Kinnick Stadium and its surrounding parking lots. You can start and stop from the main UI Hospitals and Clinics entrance.
- The 2-mile route takes Hawkins Drive towards Carver Hawkeye Arena, turns at Elliot Drive, and follows Newton Road to Riverside Drive for a scenic view of the Iowa River. Finish by heading up the hill at Grand Avenue, past the Boyd Law Building and back to your starting point via Melrose Avenue.
- The 3-mile route will take you from the health campus into neighboring University Heights for a quiet neighborhood loop. Follow Melrose west to Sunset, hang a left on Benton Street down the hill to Riverside Drive. Then take Riverside to Grand where you go up the hill and reconnect with Melrose. This route also provides a great view of the Iowa River.
To build your own route you can use free online tools: