Best Hiking Trail in Chicago, IL

Handpicked Top 3 Chicago Hiking Trails. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

MONTROSE POINT BIRD SANCTUARY

4400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60613

Since 2001

Nature Preserve, Bird Watching Area, Hiking, Walking, Outdoor Activities & Park

Over 300 Species Recorded - Including some of the Rarest Birds Ever Recorded in the State

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Mon - Sun: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

The Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary is one of the best birding sites in Chicagoland. There is often a very wide variety of birds in a very small area. Without seeing the Chicago skyline, it is hard to tell that the sanctuary is located in a large city.
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NORTH PARK VILLAGE NATURE CENTER

5801 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60646

Visitor Center, Various Birds, Guided Tours, Hiking Area, Cycling & Outdoor Activities

46 acre Nature Preserve with Hiking Trails and Bird Visiting Area

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Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A great Chicago park for hiking and exploring with kids.
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CHICAGO LAKEFRONT TRAIL

540 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

Walking, Cycling, Biking, Hiking Areas, Outdoor Activities, Lake & Park

Abbreviated as LFT - It is a Foreshore Way for Walking and Cycling, Running 18 miles (29 km)

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Mon - Sun: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

The lakefront trail is a very convenient way to feel like you're escaping the city. The trail stretches for many miles, going through beaches, parks, and lots of amazing scenery. It's great for walking, biking, and skateboarding too.
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