7 Epic Hiking Spots Around Chicago That Are Completely Out Of This World

It’s hard to imagine that you can escape city life without ever actually leaving Chicago. However, these seven hiking trails absolutely let you do just that! Get away from the concrete, electric lights, and those darn pigeons to take a deep breath of fresh air along one of these amazing trails.

Located in and around our Windy City, these are the best trails to visit for just a few hours or a whole day of fun in the sun. Keep scrolling for all the adventurous details.

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If you love interesting trails, you can’t miss this Illinois abandoned railroad hike.

What other trails do you love visiting in the city? Share your stories and photos with us!