Stanford University, in the heart of Palo Alto, is one of the iconic campuses in the world, with its palm-lined ways, Rodin sculpture gardens, and red tile roofed sandstone buildings. About a mile from the commercial center of Palo Alto, the campus makes for a very pleasant run. We’veput together a 4.5 mile loop here, incorporating the campus highlights: Palm Drive; sculpture garden; main quad with its gorgeous green and ornate memorial church; a loop around the running track at Angel Field; and some of the paths in the Arboretum Grove. Another option is the 3.8 mile Campus Drive loop. Wonderful add-on options include some of the lovely residential areas near the campus, including ‘Professorville’ neighborhood, or a jaunt up to the Standford Dish at the western edge of campus.