Campus Trails and Lakes

Campus Aerial View


The Tim Graham Trail System is open to the public.
The campus lakes (Res and Gunn Lake) are for SCHOOL-USE ONLY.

Campus Trails

The SAS community enjoys more than 10-miles of campus trails for hiking and mountain biking.

History of the Trails

The trails were created largely through the efforts of SAS parents. In 1999, the first part of the Bobcat Trail was cleared during a Spring Clean-Up Day. Mountain Biking Coach Speed Baranco spearheaded the planning, clearing, and bridging of many miles of new trails, assisted by his wife Sian SA '72 and son Matthew '15. Over the years parents, faculty, staff, and students joined in the effort to clear and maintain the trails. Members of SAS Boy Scout Troop 14 have made many trail improvements over the years as part of their Eagle Projects: Sean Dalton '00 constructed a bridge spanning the creek that connects SAS to the University's Shakerag Trail; Nicholas Baranco '04 built Mountain Lion Lane; Derek Street '04 constructed the boardwalk at the trailhead of the Otter Limits Loop; Zach Huffman '09 completed the perimeter loop with the construction of Eagle Trail; Seth Burns '11 constructed the boardwalk on the trail connecting Deer Track to the Piney Point Trail; Ethan Burns '11 built part of Salamander Meander; and Myers Gorrell '21 added boardwalk to the Res trail. 

Printable Trail Map

The Res

Student Swimming in Res


The Res

The St. Andrew's-Sewanee School campus is home to a beautiful man-made lake created decades ago by the monks and students of St. Andrew’s School. 

Res Use Policy

Due to increased summer programming on the SAS campus, the Res is no longer available for public use, and the school no longer issues Res passes.

  • The Res is for St. Andrew's -Sewanee School use ONLY and is not open to the public. 
  • Only one guest per SAS employee or immediate family member of an employee.  
  •  The SAS employee must accompany the guest at all times.

For more information, contact Director of Auxiliary Program Lizzie Duncan.

For more information about planning a visit, check out our Visitors' Guide or give us a call, we're always delighted to welcome someone to the Mountain. Visitors who are not on campus for special events are required to sign in with one of our receptionists or obtain prior permission. For more information about campus use policies, please contact, Leah Moore Director of Marketing and Communications. 

Looking for summer activities?

Be sure to check out SAS Summer for camps, workshops, and more.