North Shore Channel Trail (North Branch Trail)

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North Shore Channel Trail (North Branch Trail) is a 7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chicago, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.0 miles 118 feet Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

road biking

trail running





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Paved bike path that starts on North Side of Chicago, through Evanston and into Skokie

23 days ago

The 2 mile portion we walked was just that "a walk" - not a hike. The description says it follows the river but it doesn't mention it also follows the constant traffic in McCormick Rd. We were looking for a hike in a more woodsy area. The path does share a nice bike trail.

7 months ago

1 year ago

Nice paved trail along the river.

road biking
4 years ago

Very nice path. It can get crowded later in the day, but first thing in the morning, it's great.