Lakefront Trail

Lakefront Trail, Chicago: Address, Phone Number, Lakefront Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Lakefront Trail
4.5
Biking Trails • Hiking Trails
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The Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail is roughly 22 miles of bike paths, stretching from Indiana border up to Evanston. The trail rides through many parks including Jackson Park (including U of Chicago), Grant Park (including Buckingham Fountain/Museum Campus) Millennium Park, and Lincoln Park with its Free Zoo. Plenty of beaches and bike rentals available at Bobby's Bike Hike - 540 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60611 (free maps, helmets).
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,737 contributions
Lots of fun!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Rented bikes with my wife and road from Chicago Ave north along the water. Stopped at a nice small park with a great view of the city, then road to Wrigley Field. Nice views heading north along the water.
Written July 20, 2021
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LynetteWicks
Albuquerque, NM157 contributions
Excellent way for active people to see the city
Jun 2021
Rented bikes and spent the day riding along Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful day and beautiful ride. Very scenic with lovely sculpture and lake and city views. Highly recommend.
Written June 29, 2021
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Daryl C
Danville, CA1,014 contributions
Great Place for a Warm Day
Jun 2021
It was warm when we visited Chicago so anything by the water was great. The Lakefront Trail is really like a grandstand for the lake. There are plenty of bike riders and joggers. And people just sunning on the steps and looking our over the lake. There's a small beach with a cafe near the Navy Pier. And, yes, people who are braver than me were swimming in the questionable water along the trail.
Written June 6, 2021
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN542 contributions
Fantastic Lakefront Ride
May 2021
We rode bikes along the shoreline and had big fun. Well maintained path. Easy to follow. Great views of the lake and the skyline. Some broken glass. The skyline is fantastic on a sunny day.
Written May 14, 2021
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Melissa
Prescott, AZ65 contributions
Great for walking, running and biking!
Apr 2021
Great location to hop on to get from one end of the city to the next. Enjoy the views of the lake as well as the city skyline.
Written April 21, 2021
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casshill22
Winona, MN12 contributions
Travel spot
Mar 2021
Great view, good spot to exercise, or tour while visiting, not far from downtown, and had some monument/sculptures.
Written March 29, 2021
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TravelMyty
156 contributions
Nice scenic route
Sep 2020
If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful, scenic trail, this is the one for you. Awesome views of the amazing Chicago skyline and river! What more is there.
Written October 4, 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,915 contributions
Walking along Chicago's beautiful lakefront
Sep 2020
Every Sunday, during the spring and summer, my wife and I make it a point to walk along Chicago's beautiful lakefront from Fullerton Avenue to Oak Street Beach, sometimes as far as Navy Pier. It is all part of the Chicago Lakefront Trail, an 18.5-mile-long path located along the western shore of Lake Michigan that is used for walking, jogging, cycling, scootering and skateboarding. From north to south, the trail passes through and connects Chicago's four major lakefront parks--Lincoln Park, Grant Park, Burnham Park and Jackson Park, from the Edgewater Beach neighborhood to South Shore. All along the way, you are afforded stunning views of Chicago's skyline. On busy summer days, as many as 70,000 people use the trail. In 1963, the trail was introduced as the city's first official bike path. Over the years, it grew in popularity and the path was widened to accommodate bike and foot traffic. Among the major attractions along the path are Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry. Also Belmont Harbor, Monroe Harbor and Soldier Field.
Written September 16, 2020
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Mamjensen
Modesto, CA438 contributions
Excellent Bike Path!!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We spent a couple of hours riding rented bikes on the lakefront trail on a beautiful September afternoon. There was quite a bit of traffic on the trail but it was not crowded or dangerous. You had great views of the lake on one side and great views of the city on the other. The path goes through several parks and provides excellent views of a big swath of Chicago. Lots of fun!
Written September 15, 2020
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Clair M
United States16 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2020
Great scenic path to go for a run or bike ride while in the city. Great views of the lake and city and parks.
Written August 3, 2020
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