Tiger Trails is a series of walking and running trails located throughout the Towson University campus that promotes fitness and pride among staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community groups. Most trails begin near Burdick Hall. Tiger Trails is a project of the President's Leadership Institute Class of 2014.
Tiger Trails is comprised of four distinct routes. See a map with trail routes.
International Way (.75 Miles)
Provides accessible paths and walks with no obstructions. It starts near the tiger outside Burdick Hall. This route is connected to designated accessible parking lots and building entrances.
Point of Interest on International Way:
College of Liberal Arts Building. The 300,000 square foot College of Liberal Arts (CLA) building utilizes recycled materials from the Lida Lee Tall demolition and has classrooms of varying size holding from 20 to 90. It is a 21st century academic building featuring a variety of spaces for students to gather. The CLA building opened in 2011 and is a LEED Silver Certified Building.
Normal School Trail (1 Mile)
Features the university's most historic sites. It is easily accessible from the Administration building or the Glen garage. It is named after the original name of Towson University. In 1866 the State Normal School opened as Maryland's first teacher-training school. "Normal school" is the English translation of Ecole Normale, the term used by the French teacher-training schools that served as models for U.S. educators.
Point of Interest on Normal School Trail:
Stephens Hall. Constructed In 1912 when the state of Maryland purchased 80 acres in Towson, Stephens Hall was originally the Administration Building.
Heart of Campus Trail (1 Mile)
Starts and ends near Schuerholz Park. The ‘Heart of Campus Trail’ leads through the most active and vibrant parts of campus.
Points of Interest on the Heart of Campus Trail:
Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts houses the various theatres, studios and galleries.
Johnny Unitas Pass (2 Miles)
Starts and ends at Burdick Hall. Johnny Unitas Pass highlights the university's sports complex and is the most challenging Tiger Trail.
Points of Interest on The Johnny Unitas Pass:
Center for the Arts, TU Arena, and Johnny Unitas Stadium, home to Towson University’s football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and track teams. The complex is named in honor of two legends — one a coach and educator who served the University for over 40 years — and a former pro football player who many consider the greatest quarterback in NFL history.