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

1 month ago

1 month ago

road biking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

Great view of the city just too many people

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

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

road biking
5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

The scenery is great

mountain biking
6 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

Excellent

6 months ago

I never get tired of being on this trail

walking
6 months ago

road biking
7 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.

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

the pinacle in city waterfront usage.