Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Chicago, IL

There are 8 dog friendly hiking trails in Chicago. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chicago.

Pet Friendly Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago Riverwalk Chicago Riverwalk is dog-friendly. This pedestrian waterfront hike spans from Lake Shore Drive to Lake Street in downtown Chicago, encompassing restaurants, a public art gallery, and a museum right on the riverwalk. See Details
Pet Friendly Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL is dog-friendly! Bring Fido along to explore 219 acres along paved walkways and boardwalks through nature areas. Check out the lily pads on the lagoon, and admire the beautiful boat house and stable building. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.. See Details
Ping Tom Memorial Park Ping Tom Memorial Park is a dog-friendly 17.44-acre property located along the south branch of the Chicago River in Chicago, IL. The park offers a walking path along the river and a boathouse open for kayak rentals in the summer months. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.. See Details
Milton Lee Olive Park Leashed pets are welcome at Milton Lee Olive Park, a suburban city park in Chicago, IL. Bring Fido for a stroll at this beautiful waterfront park which has paved pathways, fountains, and stunning city skyline views. See Details
Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) The Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Valley Line Trail (Skokie Line Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Chicago Lakefront Bike Path The Chicago Lakefront Bike Path is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Chicago Lakefront Bike Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Burnham Greenway The Burnham Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Chicago! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Burnham Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Caldwell Woods Park Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, bike and walking paths, picnic grounds and open fields in this spacious park that is part of the Cook County forest preserve. See Details
Schiller Woods Schiller Woods is a dog-friendly pond and park located in Schiller Park, IL, on the Des Plaines Trail. Fido is welcome to join you, as long as he remains on-leash at all times. This park offers multiple picnic groves, hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the Model Airplane Flying Field, on the property. See Details
Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Get your pet a bit of culture at this sculpture park, where dogs are allowed on-leash on almost all trails. See Details
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk on this small local walking path with access to the Cal Sag Bike Path. Dog walking is allowed provided dogs are on a leash no longer than 10 feet. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. All other pets are prohibited anywhere on the grounds. Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. See Details
Techny Prairie Park and Fields Techny Prairie Park and Fields is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed dog along for a walk at this park district park which is within walking distance of Northbrook Metra and downtown. Here, you'll find a golf course loop and detention pond loop with beautiful prairie vistas. There are human toilets along the way. Don't forget to clean up any mess left behind by your pooch. See Details
Beck Lake Dog Park This massive, 44-acre fenced dog park includes wide open fields, trails, drinking fountains, training enclosures, and even a swimming pond. Annual membership and key fob are required. See Details
Skokie Lagoons The 894-acre Skokie Lagoons in Cook County, IL are dog-friendly! Bring Fido to this prime destination for water exploration, featuring public boat access, canoe and kayak rentals, fishing, biking and hiking trails and picnic areas. Leashed dogs are welcome on the more than 36 miles of paved and unpaved trails. See Details
North Branch Trail The North Branch Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Niles! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Northern Section I&M Canal Trail The Northern Section I&M Canal Trail is a multi-use trail preserved from a historic canal towpath that's a great place to walk Fido in Willow Springs! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Northern Section I&M Canal Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
North Branch Trail The North Branch Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Glenview! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
North Branch Trail The North Branch Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Skokie! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Green Bay Trail The Green Bay Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Wilmette! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Green Bay Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
North Branch Trail The North Branch Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Morton Grove! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the North Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Green Bay Trail The Green Bay Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Highland Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Green Bay Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Burnham Greenway The Burnham Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Calumet City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Burnham Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Green Bay Trail The Green Bay Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Glencoe! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Green Bay Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Green Bay Trail The Green Bay Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Kenilworth! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Green Bay Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details