UAB Walking Trails


The UAB Walking Trails make it simple for UAB employees, students and visitors to exercise regularly within the workplace. The trails feature eight routes offering a variety of distances all over the medical and academic campus that make it convenient for steppers to walk at work (rain or shine).

  • Walk at Work Week

    Walk at Work Week at UAB


    Earn My Health Rewards Points

    Hit the UAB Walking Trails then log in to the My Health Rewards portal and report your physical activity to earn up to 10 points per day. Or connect your Apple Watch, Fitbit or other step-tracking device and track your steps to earn 1 point for every 1,000 steps you take per day, up to 10 points per day.


    Walk at Work Week at UAB Playlists

    Employee Wellness has curated playlists to help get you moving! Whether you’re walking on your own or with a co-worker, listen to one of the playlists below to keep you motivated during your next break:


    Walking Meetings at UAB

    During Walk at Work Week at UAB, take a page from the UAB School of Education and integrate a culture of wellness in your workplace. Through a committee dedicated to promoting available wellness offerings, leadership that supports movement in the workplace and a culture that encourages wellbeing, SOE staff members have taken steps to encourage physical activity within the school — utilizing walking meetings, creating indoor and outdoor walking trails for its facilities, and more.

    Tips for starting your own Walking Meetings
    • For phone conversations that don't require you to be in front of a computer, suggest instead a walking conversation.
    • Take a “walk and think” break for 10 minutes for help with additional energy or jumpstarting creative ideas.
    • When the weather is bad, try walking in place, taking an inside stretch break or a walk around your building.
  • Printable Maps

    Printable Walking Trail Maps

    Download and print maps below.

  • Art Trails

    Outdoor Art Trails

    UAB’s campus is home to more than 35 public works of art. The UAB Reporter recently mapped the collection along three two-mile trails, each of which takes about 30 minutes to walk. The trails can be viewed on a specialized Google Map, created by the UAB Reporter with help from the Office of Risk Management and the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

    • West Campus/Alys Stephens Center Trail, featuring sights near the Collat School of Business, the Humanities Building and Alys Stephens Center.
    • Central Campus Trail, featuring sights by Mervyn Sterne Library and nearby dormitories, Campus Green, the Hill Student Center and Mini Park.
    • East Campus Trail, featuring sights by Old Hillman, Callahan Eye Hospital, ArtPlay in Five Points and east side of the Campus Green.