Explore the most popular lake 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
1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

The prairies are beautiful and so is the board walk. Most of the paths are paved, which is good for wheelchairs and strollers, but not for hiking.

Great view of the city just too many people

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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road biking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

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