8 Fun Walks For Chicago Dogs

Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly spots in and near Chicago to go for a walk this summer! These are trails that both you and your pooch are sure to love.

Loyola Park Trail
Chicago Park District
1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
A scenic walking trail along the Lake Michigan shoreline you won’t want to miss!

Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve
16N690 Sleepy Hollow Road
Dundee, IL 60118
(630) 232-5980
Your pup will love to hike with you in this beautiful preserve area.

Valley Line Trail (Skokie Trail)
Chicago, IL 60646
A trail formed from a conserved network of old rail lines, the Skokie Trail will provide a unique experience for you and your canine companion.

Pratt’s Wayne Woods
Powis Road and Army Trail Road
Wayne, IL 60184
(630) 933-7248
Dogs are welcomed to this scenic, wooded trail as long as they’re kept on a leash!

Glacial Park
McHenry County Conservation District
Route 31 & Harts Road
Ringwood, IL 60540
This one is a moderate-difficulty loop trail near Richmond, IL. Your pooch will love the forest views!

Burnham Greenway
Chicago, IL 60617
Another former railroad corridor, this trail runs between Chicago and Lansing, IL. Bring your pooch here to enjoy stretching his legs on the 2.5-mile trail!

Lakefront Trail
Chicago Park District
(312) 742-PLAY
With 18 miles of trail ahead of you, you can enjoy city and lake views all day long!

The 606
(312) 742-4622
Chicago, IL 60603
A 2.7-mile elevated trail, the 606 is paved and well-lit. This trail boasts city views near Wicker Park without having to navigate the city traffic!

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