Explore the most popular City Walk 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.

road biking
muddy
snow
4 days ago

bird watching
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Best urban hiking I’ve ever done ! The views from all the buildings and the riverfront are to die for

it's a nice little hike into some nature for locals

hiking
bridge out
3 months ago

I was so proud of myself for doing this entire walk! I started where All Trails says the finish is (the south shore end). I’m glad I started there because it’s a sketchy neighborhood and am glad I didn’t end up there at night. I took the redline to the Metra to get to the start. A guy followed me for a couple blocks and there was no one else around. But then I lost him and found the start of the trail and everything went better from there. It is a beautiful and long walk. There gorgeous views of Chicago along the way... There are plenty of bathrooms along the way but they were ALL CLOSED for the season. So I had to find places to pee and then after about 4 hours I decided to go and walk up Broadway instead of the Lake path so I could duck into a Starbucks if I needed to along with the way... I do recommend doing it if you have a free day!!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

easy pedestrian and cyclist walkway. not a hike.

walking
no shade
4 months ago

It's a great trail I've used many times, but it can be quite busy and traffic noise is more noticeable than I like.

walking
4 months ago

Such a beautiful park.

Short trail, lovely viewings.

road biking
no shade
6 months ago

Lovely park. We saw 3 deer and countless butterflies. In the middle of the city. Who knew?

Flat, busy and narrow. Can feel like you are fighting for space. Great urban trail though. Nice plantings by the trail, and good access at numerous points. Drinking fountains every so often, too.

hiking
6 months ago

This is urban hiking - use the stairs and ramps on the Riverwalk to train for more traditional hiking. Dogs allowed, open until 10pm and lots of interesting sights on the river. Also, if you’re looking for lunch, a snack or dinner, there’s plenty of places to choose from along the street level.

hiking
7 months ago

Keeps getting better with new landscaping and additions. Good way to loop the city from the west to the east and back.

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail for a bike ride. Can’t wait until it’s extended to the lake front.

walking
7 months ago

Went in search of Chance the Snapper, but found a beautiful, historical Chicago park with amazing wildflowers, multiple recreational opportunities, and green space for everyone to enjoy. While the alligator is at large, some of the rentals aren't available and the east portion of the lagoon is closed to fishing, but the beach area, playground (with splash pad) and trails are open.

Great place for a stroll in Chinatown. Fishing is available and kayaks can be rented

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Peaceful walk/hike in the middle of northern Chicago...even has a lake for fishing

walking
7 months ago

Nice walk through the city and along the river.

Great walk through downtown Chicago and along the lakefront.

walking
7 months ago

Pretty path along the lakefront with nice views of the lake and the city.

road biking
8 months ago

Great views on busy trail

walking
8 months ago

Full length of the riverwalk is now completed, from the Confluence to the Lake Shore Drive bike path. Incorporations of restaurants, river activities, and landscaping is now fully underwary. Takes about an hour to briskly walk the entire length and back.

running
8 months ago

Last run on the lakefront during my time living here. The best. Super thankful.

good for an afternoon stroll

hiking
9 months ago

Still some closures to deal with here. Great walk along the river.

There were some construction closures to deal with. Little cool out today and not too terribly many people. Summer is coming though.

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