Explore the best dogs on leash 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.

walking
1 month ago

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

walking
2 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

I got rubbed in this location, so sad because love the trail. They destroy my doors to get in, when to the trunk of the car and got everything from my car, computer bag, my personal bag and everything. I will think twice to go again. So sad

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail. truly loved the dog park on the beach. Had never seen anything like that before. Watching all the dogs play was an amazing site to see.

hiking
7 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Monday, May 30, 2016

Nice crowded.

hiking
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

One of my favorite stretches of the lake if you go up to the bird sanctuary / the magic hedge / dune areas. It isn't all pavement if you extend your hike past the harbor into the peninsula. Great for seeing birds, trees, and escaping the sound of cars!

walking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

More of a walk and a hike. Urban Park. Great Dog Park, ice rink in the winter, movies in the summer, farmers market. Hoops and lots of room to have a catch.

hiking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

road biking
Saturday, May 16, 2015

walking
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Am a Chicagoan, born and raised. If you haven't walked, run, or biked this trail I refuse to say you're a resident. The views are amazing, from the beautiful lake, to the art, the city, and eventually leading into the suburbs.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

road biking
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

A flat and very busy paved bike and running path, but I do the 5 miles on it work every day in all weather. I would say the views from it can be great with stoms coming in and would suggest the south path (past the museums) if you want a path with less people. For more distance head all the way from Monroe to the end of the trail at Ardmore (around 8 miles).

Friday, June 06, 2014

Great trail with great views. Many things to see and places to stop and eat. Can be heavily congested on weekends and holidays.