Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly 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.

trail running
16 days ago

Scenic flat concrete trail next to Lake Michigan. Can be warm later in the day so I recommend early morning running. You can meet the River Walk as part of your run.

Really fun walk. Great Chicago architecture, river, restaurants, people watching. Great for photography too.

Nice running trail. Plenty of shaded sections, great for running in a hot sunny day

road biking
1 month ago

The best way to discover the beauty of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan! If you’re a local or out of town tourist, I recommend this to anyone who would like to run or bike towards the heart of downtown or their first time in Chicago.

road biking
1 month ago

Beat to do on a weekday as the park gets crowded with beachgoers and tourists, especially around Navy Pier. The flyover at the pier is running way behind schedule, now estimated for sometime in 2019.

walking
2 months ago

Crowd is the only reason to avoid. Excellent for recreation.

mountain biking
2 months ago

gorgeous view. it can be crowded. the views of the city are well worth it

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.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with restaurants and bars lining the majority of the trail. A great place to appreciate the beautiful architecture that Chicago has to offer.

road biking
9 months 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.

Great view of the city just too many people

walking
11 months ago

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

mountain biking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Busy at times but well worth the number of people for the views of the lake & city!

walking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Very modern and interesting.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The scenery is great

road biking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Excellent

Sunday, June 04, 2017

I never get tired of being on this trail

road biking
Monday, April 24, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

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.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

the pinacle in city waterfront usage.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Running trail with paved path and many drinking fountains

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great trail for a large city. However it is definitely not a trail you would take for solitude. Bicyclists and joggers are plentiful.

walking
Monday, August 22, 2016

A nice walk in downtown, people, buildings

walking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Another good urban trail, love walking in the city

walking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Great trail, easy walk

walking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Love this path along the lake!! Lots of people, but you can get down to the water from sections of the trail.

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

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.

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