Explore the most popular views 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.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Small trails but link with city street or sidewalk runs and Grant park trails or lakefront make perfect starting point. But run off times to avoid crowds. Great city views. Parking garage beneath the park is perfect... or park along lakefront up north at Montrose harbor for a longer run down to Grant Park area.

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
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Easy, paved trails.
Some stairs, depending on where you enter the river walk.
Beautiful on a crisp Chicago morning.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

on Millennium Park Trail

4 months ago

4 months ago