Best trails in Lincoln Park, Illinois

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Explore the most popular trails in Lincoln Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Chicago Lakefront Trail
Lincoln Park
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Length: 17.6 mi • Est. 7 h 5 m
A popular, easy, paved multi-use trail along the lakefront. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved concrete or asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle (estimated almost all under 5% grade, with a max of 6%).Show more
#2 - Lincoln Park Trail
Lincoln Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 decimated much of Lincoln Park, the residents got to work rebuilding. Today, Lincoln Park is a fabulous display of Victorian architecture. Visitors to the park can also take advantage of numerous free attractions such as the Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool. Those looking to take a dip should head to North Avenue Beach where bathers report some of the warmer waters of Lake Michigan. Show more
#3 - Montrose Harbor Trail
Lincoln Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
The Lakefront path runs all along Lake Shore Drive. From where LSD ends at Sheridan Rd. to south of McCormick Place. It's paved and heavily used but is a great pedestrian pathway for running, rollerblading, walking and biking. Biking can be treacherous especially on summer days when packed.Show more