Half of the loop uses the paved Chicago Lakefront Trail - North
, while the eastern half is primarily on cinder trails. This loop incorporates one of the few "hills" in Chicago, which offers views of the Chicago skyline.
Features: Lake — Views
This run starts at the parking area near Montrose Beach. Head north past the dog park, and then follow a wide carriage trail along the lake. At the turnaround point you switch over to the Chicago Lakefront Trail - North
, which has an cinder trail option along the side.
The LFT is a paved path spanning a total of 18 miles along the western shores of Lake Michigan. If you're looking for a longer option, this is the trail to take!
Finish your outing by running past the new public track and up the "hill" in Montrose Park.