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Chicago Lakefront Trail

 4.3 (4)

18.4 Miles 29.6 Kilometers


Paved Path

154' 47 m

Ascent

-150' -46 m

Descent

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

596' 182 m

High

577' 176 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

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A true Chicago classic. Over 18 continuous miles along Lake Michigan.

Kristen Arendt

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Countless parks, beaches, and sights for kids to enjoy.

Need to Know

The surface is paved but can have potholes. This trail can be very crowded in the summer. Ride defensively and watch out for people entering and exiting the trail.

Description

The Lakefront Trail is a testament to the planners of Chicago, with over 18 miles of multi-use path that run through park space along the lake. The trail runs along Lake Shore Drive. There are dozens of parking lots and trail connections. It is therefore possible to do the whole trail all at once or break it up into countless smaller adventures.

This trail is the best way to see Chicago. The trail connects all of the major parks and attractions that are on the lakefront. There are beaches, tennis courts, museums, harbors and so many other things to do. A partial list of attractions include:

  • Lincoln Park
  • Grant Park
  • Millenium Park
  • Maggie Daley Park
  • Burnham Park
  • Jackson Park
  • Over 10 beaches
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Navy Pier
  • Soldier Field
  • McCormick Place
  • Montrose Harbor
  • Belmont Harbor
  • Diversey Harbor
  • DuSable Harbor
  • Monroe Harbor
  • Burnham Harbor
  • 31st Street Harbor
  • 59th Street Harbor
  • Jackson Park Harbor

Contacts

Land Manager: Chicago Park District

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Jul 14, 2018
Alan Corcoran
Hordes of young men on scooters. WT? 2mi — 0h 50m
Jul 7, 2018
Annette Blum

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#1

in Chicago

#5411

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#1

in Chicago

#59

in Illinois

#5,411

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