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Beautiful view of awesome water falls. Can get really close to the Falls. People should remember to wear proper shoes, can be slippery.

3 days ago

Love going to Bond Falls. The size and beauty of the falls is surprising. It is a great place to bring guests.

The prettiest trail af all...but unfortunately a lot of ppl, so be careful.

Beautiful! Very well maintained trails with informative signs. There is a wheel chair accessible portion that gives you great views of the falls or you can continue on a loop that allows views of al the Falls. Be aware there are a lot of steps.

Great hike, awesome views!

If your kayak trip gets canceled or postponed, this a good hike even in the rain!

20 days ago

short trail but a wonderful 50 foot waterfall :-)

It’s beautiful but very busy.

Go in the morning on a weekday, and you'll nearly have this area to yourself! Enjoy the many moods of Lake Michigan, great views of the city, and plenty of swamp and water birds

Beautiful views of the city. A great urban trail

Great trail with relaxing views of the falls .

1 month ago

Amazing views of the waterfalls!

1 month ago

Didn't walk the full trail but this is an amazing way to get around outside of the city streets if you don't mind walking.

1 month ago

Another fantastic trail in Chicago. This is a bit of nature set outside the city, offering a breath of fresh air with some epic views.

Walked this trail a lot as a tourist. Fantastic trail with so many sights to see, from grand buildings to Lake Michigan.

1 month ago

Saw big moose on the trails

Great hike-go past the bowls to see the rest of the coastline-out and back 5 miles!

Cool, bring your walking stick for your old knees

Amazing scenery

1 month ago

Manitou Falls was beautiful, however we could not walk the trail according to park staff due to washouts from high water. Only reason I have 3 stars is we went down to the lower falls and were able to hike around a bit. With a 4, 6, 8 year old we couldn’t stray from the path too much but it wasn’t even a mile worth of walking. Still a pretty area with the falls.

1 month ago

We hiked this trail a few days ago. Most of the trail was under a tree canopy and about the first mile was boardwalk. After that, there were some ups and downs and parts of the trail were rocky. When the trees opened so we could view Lake Superior and the sea caves, it was incredible. We went only a little bit past the caves for a total round trip of about 3.5 miles.

Nice views and easy trails

trail running
1 month ago

Scenic flat concrete trail next to Lake Michigan. Can be warm later in the day so I recommend early morning running. You can meet the River Walk as part of your run.

Great hike. Beautiful scenery and trail is very well maintained.

trail running
2 months ago


Nice easy hike. Beautiful scenery.

Beautiful views. Easy to hike with a few challenging areas.

Pretty great views but my only complaints are that: (1) the trail becomes just impossible to follow after the caves with zero trail markers the whole time that I eventually had to turn around with fear of being lost and (2) the lack of fencing around the caves would make it extremely dangerous to bring small children. That being said, the trail was overall very easy walking, only a few spots where I had to take big step ups/step downs, moments where the trail was slippery, but overall a nice, enjoyable trial! Lots of tree coverage from the sun, cute little streams to enjoy, nice openings where you can enjoy the lake and it’s expanse, and pretty decent teaser views of the caves.

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