Explore the best trails near Chicago with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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road biking
4 days ago

I've wanted to bike along Lake Michigan for years and we finally did it yesterday. It was everything I'd wanted. The path is well-used but not overcrowded. The views are amazing the entire way. We went from north of Irving Park all the way down to the museum campus. Terrific outing.

Yes! This is The 606 :)

walking
14 days ago

walking
14 days ago

The prairies are beautiful and so is the board walk. Most of the paths are paved, which is good for wheelchairs and strollers, but not for hiking.

Great view of the city just too many people

mountain biking
24 days ago

walking
28 days ago

walking
29 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

road biking
1 month ago

2.7 miles, mostly flat, mostly straight. Great for biking, walking or running. I love that there is a place I can ride and run without having to worry about cars. There is a great park on the east end and several smaller parks along the trail. I would rate this as an easy trail.

https://www.bloomingdaletrail.org

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

The map is very user unfriendly. If your phones screen shuts off due to inactivity, you have to start the app up all over again. Each time which is annoying, especially when you're trying to get directions. There is much more art in this city that hasn't been tapped yet. The descriptions of the artwork isn't very descriptive and some don't even have the artists name.

hiking
2 months ago

on Millennium Park Trail

2 months ago