Best Places to Jog in Chicago

Whether you’re a hardcore marathoner or are lacing up your sneakers for the first time in years, these Chicago jogging paths are guaranteed to make your workout more scenic and enjoyable.

Chicago Riverfront


via Flickr user Kiwithing

The recently expanded Chicago Riverwalk, located on the south side of the river, is a great spot to go for a jog—or a brisk walk, if that’s more your speed. You’ll be afforded lovely views of the water, and it stretches almost two miles, making it perfect for a quick run to get your heart pumping.

The Lakefront Trail


via Flickr user Sara D.

The Lakefront Trail offers an impressive 18-mile paved pathway that’s ideal for running. You’ll have gorgeous views of the skyline and lake, and if you happen to get tired along the way, you can stop at one of the many beaches and go for a dip.

Bloomingdale Trail


The recently opened Bloomingdale Trail is shiny, new, and the perfect spot to start your summer running routine. The path, converted from an old railway, stretches 2.7 miles through northwest Chicago, between Humboldt and Wicker Park.

Grant Park


via Flickr user Marty Gabel

Want a nice, flat jogging path that’s centrally located in The Loop? Look no further than the famous Grant Park, which features about 4 miles of walkway. It’s especially convenient if you work in this neighborhood and want to fit in a run before or after work.