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Chicago Lakefront Trail

Trail and Track
Gold Coast, Chicago
  • ToryBurch
    "The best way to see the city skyline."(3 Tips)
    Noah A.
    "Beautiful trail."(3 Tips)
    Igor B.
    "Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary"(3 Tips)
    Zach S.
    "Great to run and enjoy amazing views of the lake and city."(22 Tips)
114 Tips and reviews
  • biking
  • scenic views
  • trails
  • city skyline
  • montrose
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  • Keith L.
    Keith Lea3 days ago
    It's pretty, but for running I prefer to be out at the water — much quieter and no bikers
  • Bernardo M.
    Bernardo Mejia1 week ago
    great place to run....
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley Fielder1 week ago
    Great way to exercise the puppy 🐶. Water taxis ⛴near museum campus were still running and a hotdog stand 🌭was still open on a mild mid-November Saturday. 🍁🍃🍂
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KNovember 8
    Beautiful views
  • Daniel M.
    World Champs
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsOctober 20
    Grab a rental bike and enjoy the views
  • Waleed A.
    Great place for walking and biking. With the magnificent view
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiSeptember 23
    BEAUTIFUL. go south of the loop.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthSeptember 14
    Lovely scenic trail. Watch out for the constant stream of cyclists
  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleSeptember 8
    Been here 10+ times
    If your a runner beware of bikers! Also if the water is rough the waves could come up and knock you over.
  • Adwa A.
    Adwa AzAugust 6
    The view of Buildings from there is incredible.
  • Fatima A.
    Walking, biking, chilling.. all good! :)
  • Sterling W.
    Great views of the lake and skyline!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJuly 10
    Been here 5+ times
    This trail is one unique aspect that separates Chicago from other cities. Great to run and enjoy amazing views of the lake and city.
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NidaJune 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet place to ride. Wear goggles at night to avoid bugs in the eye.
  • Natalie V.
    Can't beat the views here.
  • Dustin H.
    Great for running and biking, but be careful on warm summer weekends! It can get crowded.
  • Andrew F.
    Awesome place to run
  • Louis K.
    Beautiful on a nice warm day! Great place to relax.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerFebruary 18
    Amazing route to run or bike. Can get very crowded though
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 1, 2015
    Good way to see the Chicago skyline. Beautiful in the morning and night.
  • Patrick T.
    Patrick ThompsonOctober 27, 2015
    The view is awesome.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurOctober 8, 2015
    Amazing views of the city skyline. But be careful, no railing! Have proper running shoes bc the waves from jet skiers do crash against the trail and make it slippery😬
  • Khaleedzi
    KhaleedziOctober 7, 2015
    I love this place! It has a great scenic view of Chicago!
  • Noah A.
    Noah AdamsSeptember 21, 2015
    Beautiful trail. Stay to the side or you'll get run over by angry bikers!
  • Nic B.
    Nic BerrySeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a real beauty!
  • Bill C.
    Bill CaplesAugust 16, 2015
    Beautiful walk!!
  • John H.
    John HankusJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Go take a hike. On the lake front trail that is. Just stay to the right so faster moving bikes and people can easily pass. Take a break and sit by the lake.
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's #LITERALLY in my top 5 reasons to live in Chicago.
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangJuly 1, 2015
    Beautiful trail
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinJune 18, 2015
    Go for a run and get hot. Then jump in the water to instantly cool off (and I do mean instantly).
  • Vera B.
    Vera BowmanJune 16, 2015
    Chicago Lakefront Trail, Check out Freebie, its awesome! Read more
  • Wynne J.
    Wynne JacobsonMay 8, 2015
    Hey Chicago Lakefront Trail, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Mark M.
    Mark ModrickerApril 20, 2015
    I did a 10 mile ride this week on the trail for the first time, it was amazing! Read more
  • Jaterra G.
    Jaterra GrantApril 16, 2015
    Don't get run over by bikers. I love them to death, but you're not the only one using the trail. I suggest walking along here for some sun or fresh air or the view.
  • Justin R.
    Justin RandMarch 31, 2015
    One of the best things about Chicago.
  • April B.
    April BayneDecember 31, 2014
    Park at Montrose and bike along the lakefront past McCormick Place. Best early morning-gets crowded after 10 on weekends.
  • Greatist
    GreatistSeptember 26, 2014
    Start on the path and run around the Shedd Aquarium, which is one of the city's most beautiful views, and through the Field Museum. Read more
  • Mike M.
    Mike MollicaSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite places in the city. Lots of good scenery (nature and people alike)
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThomasJanuary 24, 2014
    Of course you don't have to worry about being distracted in the winter unless you find snow sexy. lol
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThomasJanuary 24, 2014
    If you are a guy, the hot, bikini clad women from Oak St. to Fullerton Ave. will distract you. Be careful!!!
  • Kelli S.
    Kelli SullivanNovember 17, 2013
    College Kids: Don't gain the Freshman 15 and take advantage of this gorgeous Lakefront Trail. Walk, run, or bike alone or with friends. Bonus: jump in the water afterwards!
  • Courtney G.
    Courtney GrangerOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Be careful when crossing the path at Montrose, Wilson and Lawrence. Bikes have the right of way, but a lot of cars don't see it that way!
  • Igor B.
    Igor BaltiyskiyOctober 10, 2013
    There's a long pier that stretches well into the lake, near Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary --- bike along the shore and you'll see it.
  • Kelcie B.
    Kelcie BeckerOctober 8, 2013
    Favorite place to run!
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I often take this path, don't be surprised if you see me here... And I'll probably try to talk to you. Let's not make it awkward
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite stretch is from Ohio Street Beach to North Avenue Beach.
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph R.August 9, 2013
    Much better at night; less traffic on the path.
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn A.August 4, 2013
    Fantastic View...
  • Lena D.
    Lena DudaJuly 29, 2013
    The perfect skater's path. 17 miles of paved awesomeness with epic sights at every turn. Sure, a few rough spots (Mile 11-12 etc) and some crowding, but overall a fantastic workout. 9.99/10
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