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Chicago Riverwalk is a 2.7 mile 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 running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 13 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Walking Running Paved River Views City walk
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Tara Buckley
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Great way to see downtown Chicago! Family and pet friendly. Best display of Chicago’s architecture! Must do!

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Garrett Smith
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This is one the nicest urban trails you'll find in the world. It's one of the highlights of Chicago. I only wish it was longer.

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

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Robin Z
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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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Andrew Watts
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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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Corbin Stokes
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Nice walk through the city and along the river.

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Dulce Bautista
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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.

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

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Jonathan Burgoyne
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Closed for “improvements” at Columbus access stairs

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

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

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

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

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June Orleander
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Very modern and interesting.

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Maksim Piskunov
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Nicky Chokran
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Sitoshna Jatty
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laurie feaster
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Feng Han
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Braden Fisher
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Frank Jordan
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Sarah Lowe
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Scott Taylor
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Michael Amerlan
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Derek White
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Esperance Mutoniwase
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