Best Jogging Around a Historic Landmark - 2011
Rose Bowl Loop
The Rose Bowl is known for its football games more than anything, but hundreds of people frequent the Rose Bowl Loop for exercise. Some walk, some bike — but most run the 3.3 miles around the picturesque stadium. This nationally known landmark today stands in as a training ground for runners and bikers, so don't be surprised to see a few running, cycling or triathlon clubs gathered there (there's a pool in the Rose Bowl Center), getting ready for an upcoming competition. Morning, noon and night, there are dozens of people around getting in some good cardio at a beautiful location. Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, a lot of the Rose Bowl Loop is shaded from the sun, providing relief from the sometimes-powerful heat in these foothills. You can either try this — or run more circles around a boring track. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. (626) 577-3101.