Lincoln Park Trail

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Lincoln Park Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 78 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

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bird watching

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forest

lake

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Much of Lincoln Park was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and the neighborhood rebuilt its residences with stone and brick. Now Lincoln Park is an exhibition of Victorian architecture. Walk along Fullerton Parkway between Clark and Halsted, and you'll see the gorgeous Victorian houses where Lincoln Parkers reside. The area surrounding DePaul University offers a collection of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and thrift stores. On Halsted, attend a production performed in one the distinguished theaters in the area. Close by, you'll find some of the best restaurants in the country. Visit the neighborhood's namesake park, home to many free attractions: Lincoln Park Zoo, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Conservatory, and Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool. And check out North Avenue Beach, which is rumored to have some of the warmer swimming waters in Lake Michigan. Lincoln Park brims with impressive architecture and activities, making it one of the most coveted neighborhoods in the city.

hiking
10 months ago

Long trail with great views of the city. The lake front path is crowded but we just walked on the grass most of the way. Also you can stop along the way and take in the views and even have a drink! -All in all....Great workout!

11 months ago

I walk it several times a month. I Always notice something new. It's one of the many pleasures of living in a WALKING city..

walking
Fri Aug 17 2018

Another fantastic trail in Chicago. This is a bit of nature set outside the city, offering a breath of fresh air with some epic views.

running
Sun Jun 03 2018

Pretty city and lake views! Paved parkway for bikes, rollerblades and strollers. I highly suggest looking into the 5/10k Run for the Zoo- you run this path and also through exhibits!

road biking
Sat Jun 17 2017

Very easy, but loved the dedicated bike lane which majority of joggers and walkers understand and obey. Lake Michigan on one side, city on other. Total of 15 miles from start of trail (north end) to Navy pier, and back. Free street parking at Lincoln Skate Park (large pay lot available also).

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