mountain biking
muddy
5 days ago

It’s really cute but it’s closed right now!! I went on 5/25 - don’t try to go there!

mountain biking
muddy
12 days ago

hiking
closed
16 days ago

Parking lots closed Friday-Sunday until further notice.

hiking
washed out
20 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.

A beautiful urban lakefront path!

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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 .

road biking
bridge out
closed
flooded
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
2 months ago

Multiple Detours due to lake shore path closings and police barricades

hiking
off trail
2 months ago

Walked from Sunset Bridge Meadow to Dean Nature Sanctuary. The AllTrails trail north of Thatcher Woods Pavilion leads off-trail across the forest. Would be better to use one of the existing trails on east or west side. There is no entrance to Forest Home Cemetery by Harvard/Taylor St., need to use main entrance by Polk St. Cemetery gates close at 4 pm. There is no Roosevelt Rd crossing at 1st Ave. nor 1st Ave crossing at Cermak or 1st Ave Cutoff and rail tracks south of Miller Meadow. Certain sections of trail are for foot traffic only - horses and bicycles prohibited.

road biking
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
washed out
3 months ago

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