Biking Trails in Chicago

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Biking Trails in Chicago

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  • CubanWaters
    Montreal, Canada4,008 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I got to rent a bike and went on my merry way northward on the bike trail. There is a lot of parkland and some beach areas along this path. A splendid stroll or walk, whichever way you fancy doing it. I did get going the pathway southbound as well but did not have time to sufficiently discover it in that direction. Will do next time, whenever that will be. If you are a bicyclist, definitely try it.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, IA4,744 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this urban trail for three days in a row. It does get busy, but it is walkers, joggers and bikers only. The neighborhood has shops, restaurants, apartments, houses. We enjoyed this 2.7 mile trail very much and will return whenever we are in the area. I recommend!
    Written 23 April 2023
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  • Sarah C
    Ashtead, UK1,292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always breathtaking, we walked from Millennium Park along the lakefront to Oak Street Beach. The view out across the lake and back into the City are awesome and the walk is very easy
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • dmbia
    Iowa283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I like this better than New York's High Line, on which it was obviously modeled. The main difference is that the High Line is crowded with people at all hours, while the Bloomindale Trail (or 606) has plenty of visitors, but it never feels crowded. It goes through pleasant mostly residential neighborhoods, and there are nice views of the city, particularly while walking eastward. There is easy access to the 'L' from the blue line station at Western/Milwaukee and from bus lines on almost every north/south cross street.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • GuatemalaCiclista
    Chicago, IL347 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The north branch of the Chicago River has a celebrated history when it comes to natives and settlers alike. The woods have produced evidence of indigenous settlement and even the likes of Kinzie put roots down in these parts on the river. I grew up in these woods so for me nostalgia plays a part in its magnetism. The begining of a bike path starts right on Foster and continues north to the Chicago Botanical Gardens. I would only hope that future visitors be more litter conscious and respect the well trodden dirt paths along the river bank. Read up on the history before visiting and the place will come alive.
    Written 24 December 2020
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  • Annaline
    Park Ridge, IL7,185 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a nice biking trail, however for some unknown to me reason I think there was too much broken glass on it. Is it not cleaned too often? Also information boards are scarce and if they exist they are almost unreadable (painted over with graffiti or just damaged). It would be nice to have more information borads on the way so bikers know where they are going and are not lost (there are some changes on the trail that may be confusing, or trails is ending sometimes and bikers need to stay on the street).
    Written 2 September 2015
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