Explore the most popular city walk trails in Illinois 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
9 days ago

Great trail, but it can get crowded.

Nice running trail. Plenty of shaded sections, great for running in a hot sunny day

just a reminder that there are no restrooms anywhere so be prepared.

road biking
17 days ago

Nice nature walk near Rosehill Cemetery. Good for moderate hiking or running but ok for a bit of biking just watch out that some of trails can go in different places and turns can be blocked by the overgrown plants.

There’s many entrances to the 606.

The pups and I loved this hike. You can walk the perimeter or walk the trails. There’s some incline and decline, lots of wildlife, plenty of shade from the tall trees throughout. Also saw a pretty doe frolicking through the woods about 20 feet away. We will definitely have to come back and explore some more.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with restaurants and bars lining the majority of the trail. A great place to appreciate the beautiful architecture that Chicago has to offer.

Not much to look at but a great dog park!

Hidden gem. Decent Lakeshore walk that is always almost empty - quiet, peaceful breeze even on a busy holiday weekend.

Yes! This is The 606 :)

walking
9 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.

road biking
10 months ago

2.7 miles, mostly flat, mostly straight. Great for biking, walking or running. I love that there is a place I can ride and run without having to worry about cars. There is a great park on the east end and several smaller parks along the trail. I would rate this as an easy trail.

https://www.bloomingdaletrail.org

walking
10 months ago

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

Simple, quiet, short loop on the Southside. Peaceful place in the city.

walking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Very modern and interesting.

walking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great City.

walking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

No dogs allowed on the beach, sidewalk was covered with glass, but the view is very nice.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great trail for a nice ride. River to Dunlap round trip 25 miles.

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.

road biking
Thursday, January 01, 2015

For biking I give it a lower rating as it's just too boring. But if you want to go for leasurely bike with someone new to biking that is scared of road and trail it's ok. But it's closer to road then mountain biking.

trail running
Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's a great place for long runs. I have prepared for marathons and many triathalons on this trail. I prefer starting at Alta and going out so that it's all packed limestone instead of paved and easier on the knees and feet. It's fairly flat and straight so it's not technical.

road biking
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trail running
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mountain biking
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