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Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier - Chicago

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Chicago, Illinois

Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier - Chicago is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Lake

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Reviews (61)
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Recordings (34)
Completed (272)
Hector 'Tico' Calzada
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Hiking

urban trail....packed with tourists but well lit for evening walk. Note distance is one way...great round trip.

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Corbin Stokes
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Walking

Pretty walk through the city and down to the pier.

Ken Fabiszak
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Hiking

Don’t know who wrote the original descriptions of each trail in Chicago but the trails are not near Chicago but are IN the city of Chicago!

Shianne Rosenberg
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Hiking

This walk can take you to so many different sights it’s worth it. But if you’re staying in this path get on the centennial wheel.

Mike Durham
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Hiking

Nice views of the city skyline and lake as others have referenced.

Teresa Shattuck
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Beautiful views of the city. A great urban trail

Ian Brown
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Walking

Walked this trail a lot as a tourist. Fantastic trail with so many sights to see, from grand buildings to Lake Michigan.

Michael Hughes
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Fishing

Fun

Kate W
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Running

This used to be my running trail! Super crowded if the weather is nice, but hit the trail before 7 am and it’s almost entirely yours. Great for running, walking, biking, or rollerblading.

Victoria G.
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Walking

Nice route when there isn't too many people! A nice taste of the city life and it's sky scrapers and concludes with a beautiful scene of Lake Michigan.

Jeff Tomlin
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Walking

A nice walk in downtown, people, buildings

Laurah Brown
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Walking

Great walk in the city. Lots to see and do! Love the pier

Christopher B
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Walking

It was a crowded summer day when we walked this one but was a good walk. Plenty to see and some great views of Chicago architecture.

Nathan Tsang
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Walking

I started from Lincoln Park, walked the Magnificent Mile to the Navy Pier and then followed the lake shore trail all the way back to the Field Museum. The scenery was wonderful.

Cody Hough
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Walking

Nice little walk through Chicago, can't really call it a trail though.

noe bodski
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Walking

You can ramble about the Loop downtown area, but the best walk is one led by a docent from the Chicago Architectural Foundation. They even lead tours from river boats. The city itself is a museum of various excellent styles of styles.

Nicholas Ring
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Walking

I miss Navy Pier. It is a fake, but great, ocean view with sail boats, yachts, lighthouses, crashing waves, and an eclectic mix of people.

Michele Whisenhunt
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Walking

I agree with other reviewers that is not really a "trail" in a hiking sense but walking in this part of Chicago is interesting and worth the walk.

Ryan Merrick
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Great views, easy walk.

Tatiana Smith
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Hiking

Very nice view and fun if you're not from town, but I wouldn't necessarily consider this an actual hike. Great architecture thought.

Neil Rhodes
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Walking

Tourists clog this place every summer. Buying junk they could get at home. You want to hike? Go down to the lake shore. This walk will not be relaxing or fun.

Fatima Freeman
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I love the Magnificent Mile because it takes you from Downtown Chicago to Navy Pier. Plus, their is plenty of shops along the way and lovely scenery as well.

Paco Lucia
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Sawyer Bressler
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Kylie Wendell
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Debra Hoitomt
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Ashlee Lloyd
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Doug Wilson
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Tom Allen
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Mark Scott
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