Chicago Riverwalk is a 5.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.5 km Elevation Gain: 13 m Route Type: Out & Back

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4 months ago

Best urban hiking I’ve ever done ! The views from all the buildings and the riverfront are to die for

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9 months ago

This is urban hiking - use the stairs and ramps on the Riverwalk to train for more traditional hiking. Dogs allowed, open until 10pm and lots of interesting sights on the river. Also, if you’re looking for lunch, a snack or dinner, there’s plenty of places to choose from along the street level.

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10 months ago

Keeps getting better with new landscaping and additions. Good way to loop the city from the west to the east and back.

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10 months ago

Nice walk through the city and along the river.

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11 months ago

Full length of the riverwalk is now completed, from the Confluence to the Lake Shore Drive bike path. Incorporations of restaurants, river activities, and landscaping is now fully underwary. Takes about an hour to briskly walk the entire length and back.

hiking
Wed Apr 24 2019

Still some closures to deal with here. Great walk along the river.

Fri Jan 04 2019

Closed for “improvements” at Columbus access stairs

Mon Nov 12 2018

A must go in Chicago, especially great at night. The riverwalk is now complete so you can walk all the way from Michigan Ave around Wacker. The views are great, you can stop and have lunch, dinner or a drink at and in the night sky, the building lights are one of the best views in all of Chicago. Easy walking path with stairs, ramps and elevators for easy access.

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Fri Aug 17 2018

Nice trail to walk right by the river, can watch the boats pass and see the historic city.

Sun Jul 29 2018

Really fun walk. Great Chicago architecture, river, restaurants, people watching. Great for photography too.

Wed Jul 04 2018

Nice running trail. Plenty of shaded sections, great for running in a hot sunny day

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Mon Apr 23 2018

Beautiful trail with restaurants and bars lining the majority of the trail. A great place to appreciate the beautiful architecture that Chicago has to offer.

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Wed Sep 06 2017

Easy, paved trails. Some stairs, depending on where you enter the river walk. Beautiful on a crisp Chicago morning.

walking
Thu Jun 29 2017

Very modern and interesting.

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