Mar 25, 2022 - Things to Do

3 great walking trails near Chicago

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Chicago Lakefront Trail. Photo courtesy of AllTrails

Spring is here, which means we're ready to get our steps in.

  • Here are few walking trails to add to your rotation.
Chicago Lakefront Trail

With scenic parks and skyline views right by the water, this is a can't-miss trail.

  • Surfaces: Paved.
  • Length: 17.6 miles
  • Parking: Trailheads are at E. 71st. Street & S. Shore Dr. (US 41), West Ardmore Avenue, and North Sheridan Road.
Chicago Lakefront Trail
Photo courtesy of AllTrails
Busse Woods Loop Trail

Spend some time on the trails and maybe encounter some elk.

  • Surfaces: Paved.
  • Length: 11.2 miles
  • Parking: Elk Grove Village.
busse woods loop trail
Photo courtesy of AllTrails
DuPage County Regional Trail

For those days you want to switch up your neighborhood walk, this easy 4.9-miler should do the trick.

  • Surfaces: Partially paved.
  • Length: 4.9 miles
  • Parking: 3S530 Second St., Warrenville
DuPage County Regional Trail chicago
Photo courtesy of AllTrails
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