Despite how the Midwest landscape is perceived, there are lots of hikes and scenic bike trails to explore near Chicago. We’ve rounded up a few hikes accessible by public transit that showcase the historic prairie lands, forest preserves, streams, and lagoons.
Walkers, runners, cyclists, and families can all enjoy these trails near Metra stations and Pace bus routes. Riders don’t have to worry about unexpected parking fees or crawling interstate traffic. If you plan on leaving early or coming back late make sure you’re familiar with the RTA’s bike policy and restrictions.
Pick any hike (they’re all easy to moderate) and get going! While these trails are all within 60 miles of Chicago, anyone spending time outdoors should be prepared with water, snacks, proper footwear, sunscreen, and knowledge of the forecast.Read More