Best Hiking Trails in Chicago, IL

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Chicago, IL. 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!


5801 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60646

Hiking Area, Visitor Center, Various Birds, Guided Tours, Cycling, Outdoor Activities, Public Programs, Preschoolers Programs, School Age Children Programs, Families & Adults Programs

46-acre nature preserve and educational facility, situated within North Park Village campus - There are programs, events and activities for all ages to enjoy while discovering their shared natural heritage at the first nature center

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


4400 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60613

Since 2001

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

Over 300 species recorded, including some of the rarest birds ever recorded in the state - Going into the dunes provides ample chance of finding sparrows in spring and fall - There are sightings of Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow every year

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


540 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611

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

It is a 18-mile-long (29 km) shared use path for walking and cycling, located along the western shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois - It is a dedicated-use path, although frequent intersections do pose a threat to path users

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