mountain biking
muddy
2 days ago

hiking
closed
6 days ago

Parking lots closed Friday-Sunday until further notice.

hiking
washed out
10 days ago

Due to Covid-19 some entrances are closed. - Trail is washed out due to rain. Made up our own trail. - Lots of deer in the morning. -Beautiful park even tho the trails are washed out. Maybe we will try again later in summer. - Dogs okay on leash.

Great park in the City! -People are social distancing due to Covid19. -Parking along all the streets- easy access to any of the trails. -Full of History! Download QR code scanner and you get a free story at all the statues. www.statuestorieschicago.com -Dog friendly on leash/ Disability Friendly/ Kid Friendly - Everyone friendly! -Great music from an amazing Hispanic culture around the park.

hiking
25 days ago

Speed hiked on the west (grassy) side of Lake Shore Drive (not the concrete/beach side), between 67th Jeffrey (Jackson Park) and 47th Street (Hyde Park), which covers part of the Bobolink Meadow Trail. This side is less traveled, with relatively no foot paths alongside the Drive. 70% of my workout was on grass and not on any trail. Total mileage was 6.6 mi @ 15:25/mi pace on flat terrain. It was a clear, sunny day. This side gives an all-encompassing, fuller perspective of lakefront beaches, parking, Jackson Park harbors and lagoons, golf courses, driving range, exercise park for dogs, tennis courts, and the museum — not noticed in detail when driving in either direction. All Jackson Park attractions are accessible by foot within a 1.5-mile radius after parking. Beyond Jackson Park (north of 57th Street, ending at 47th Street) is a detailed view of local lodging and businesses along the Drive — this is the lakefront side of Hyde Park. Lodging is available less than a mile from the museum and Jackson Park. Hyde Park has it’s own attractions on the lakefront, and further inland, all within walking distance from lodging. This turned out to be an appreciable speed hike in a way that I had not expected. It was a great outing. If only there were foot trails it would be near perfect (4 out of 5 stars). No photos.

Very tranquil and rustic trail. Especially good south of Irving Park

mountain biking
muddy
30 days ago

Main trail nice and dry, side trails still a little muddy and some dead ends, coming back after a few warm and dry days.

Dirt trail, sparingly marked Yellow trail with good views of the river. Many trees down along trail, but that is the trademark of Cook County “maintained” Forest Preserves. Between Lawrence and Irving Park, O’Hare flight path, so noisy, even with Covid19 reduced traffic. Path seemingly more maintained and quieter south of Irving Park. Robinson Woods entrance closed, so access via Schiller Woods off of Irving Park.

walking
flooded
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

We couldn’t complete the trail shown here as it was muddy . We were not able to see the trail along the Des Plaines River . We had to walk back .

One of Chicago’s great boulevard parks. The view of the prairie style boathouse from the island is sublime in the evening. The park district has done a great job over the past several years w planting trees and creating areas for native plants and birds and butterflies. Great bronze buffaloes guard a formal garden. Terrific views of the city from the sledding hill. My only complaint is they don’t run the water pump that powers the recirculating Prarie river all the time causing a drop in water quality. But over all a great trail in the heart of the city!

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
3 months ago

We really didn’t do the trail because we took a wrong turn early on. That said, we wouldn’t have been able to continue if the actual trail was as bad as the little bit we did. The problem with this terrain under these conditions is that you can only look down. If you look up for even a few steps, you could easily fall down.

hiking
3 months ago

Must-visit park is you’re visiting the Windy City. Easy & enjoyable.

Super easy. Nice walk by the water with good views of the city.

bird watching
snow
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

bird watching
snow
4 months ago

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

hiking
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

Trail not marked at all, very muddy. Lots of deer and fallen trees, had to turn around

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

easy pedestrian and cyclist walkway. not a hike.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
washed out
7 months ago

This probably could’ve been a great trail but due to recent rain fall it was extremely overgrown and washed out/ muddy. At one point we had to turn back because we lost the trail along the river and it seemed to be flooded. We went hiking back to the main path and realized it for sure was flooded and we would’ve been stuck. If you do this, make sure to stay on the marked trails for now. Maybe after the river goes down you can do this trail.

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