Chicago Lakefront Trail

EASY 43 reviews
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Chicago Lakefront Trail is a 17.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
183 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

wildlife

road biking
3 months ago

I've wanted to bike along Lake Michigan for years and we finally did it yesterday. It was everything I'd wanted. The path is well-used but not overcrowded. The views are amazing the entire way. We went from north of Irving Park all the way down to the museum campus. Terrific outing.

3 months ago

Great view of the city just too many people

mountain biking
6 months ago

Busy at times but well worth the number of people for the views of the lake & city!

7 months ago

The scenery is great

road biking
7 months ago

Excellent

7 months ago

I never get tired of being on this trail

road biking
8 months ago

Best biking trail in Chicago. South of Soldier Field is the best part of the trail with fewer people and more trees. The views of downtown from Promontory point are incredible.

9 months ago

It has such an amazing view and enough space for joggers, bikers and walking pets.

10 months ago

the pinacle in city waterfront usage.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Running trail with paved path and many drinking fountains

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great trail for a large city. However it is definitely not a trail you would take for solitude. Bicyclists and joggers are plentiful.

walking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Great trail, easy walk

walking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Love this path along the lake!! Lots of people, but you can get down to the water from sections of the trail.

Monday, July 04, 2016

This is a really enjoyable biking trail with lake views and park. Flat surface, not overly traffic, in the city but without the crowds.

walking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Amazing !!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

So much to see and do!!! Never gets old.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nice

walking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Very crowded trail, but you have a beautiful view.

road biking
Thursday, March 08, 2012

The South Shore trail is without a doubt some of the best biking in the city - a lot of curves mean its more fun to ride fast, and it is no where near as crowded as the North side trail. Spectacular views, beautiful but empty beaches, and if you go far enough South, smoked fish is waiting at the end of the trail!

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