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
5 days ago

road biking
9 days ago

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).

Even though I'm a NY Mets fan this neighborhood is hallowed ground for National League Baseball fans. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to see the Cubbies play but I did see Phish play Wrigley. Partook in local culture at many of the countless watering holes in the neighborhood

The scenery is great

mountain biking
19 days ago

road biking
21 days ago

Excellent

I never get tired of being on this trail

walking
26 days ago

walking
1 month ago

The lake views are gorgeous, and it's a really nice walk. Not so great if you want something challenging.

road biking
2 months ago

Best biking trail in Chicago. South of Soldier Field is the best part of the trail with fewer people and more trees. The views of downtown from Promontory point are incredible.

walking
2 months ago

It has such an amazing view and enough space for joggers, bikers and walking pets.