Trail Running in Chicago, IL

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  1. This biggest trail system in the western suburbs offers more than 60 mile of trails.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    24.9 miles
    Duration
    One hour to one day or more.
  2. This popular 9.5-mile rail-to-trail in the northern suburbs connects many downtowns and offers miles of uninterrupted running.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.8 miles
    Duration
    2- 4 hours.
  3. The Indiana Dunes isn’t just for swimming and sunbathing. More than 16 miles of trails await those willing to get a little sandy for some amazing views and a great workout.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    33.2 miles
    Duration
  4. This destination trip for Chicago-area runners offers some of the best trail running in the Midwest

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    84.2 miles
    Duration
  5. It may not be very big, but Knoch Knolls Park in Naperville offers legitimate off-road trails that are surprisingly fun.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.8 miles
    Duration
    1 hour
  6. This forest preserve in DuPage County offers a fun 7 miles of trails and connections to the 8 miles of trails at the adjacent Danada Forest Preserve.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.6 miles
    Duration
  7. A straightforward rail-to-trail path that offers an easy place to put in lots of miles.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    37.1 miles
    Duration
    2-4 hours
  8. This forest preserve in DuPage County offers 9 miles of trails, connections to countless others and perhaps the best hill workout in the area.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.2 miles
    Duration
  9. This popular spot in the northern suburbs is second only to Palos when it comes to running off the beaten path

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.7 miles
    Duration
    3 hours
  10. The best trail running in the Chicago area—the Palos Trail System offers more than 25 miles of off-road running

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.5 miles
    Duration
  11. The newest of the DuPage County Forest Preserves will introduce runners to a new term—allées.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    27.8 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on which trail you choose.
  12. This state park along the Kankakee River features some nice off-road trails amid a great natural setting.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    50.4 miles
    Duration
  13. This forest preserve features 12 miles of crushed limestone trails that offer both wooded and prairie sections to enjoy.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    24.1 miles
    Duration
  14. This long trail that begins in Cook County and stretches across Lake County offers a wide variety of options for runners nearly all the way to the Wisconsin border.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.9 miles
    Duration
  15. This nearly 10-mile loop trail circles the Argonne National Laboratory and features rolling hills with ecologically diverse terrain.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.6 miles
    Duration
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