15 Best Hiking Near Chicago

Updated on: February 2023

Best Hiking Near Chicago in 2023


60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

Meet the Coywolf

Meet the Coywolf
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion (2017)

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion (2017)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • All the informational resources needed to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Ramblers: Loyola Chicago 1963 — The Team that Changed the Color of College Basketball

Ramblers: Loyola Chicago 1963 — The Team that Changed the Color of College Basketball
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon (Clydesdale Classics)

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon (Clydesdale Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023

How to Find Old Los Angeles: A Travel Guide

How to Find Old Los Angeles: A Travel Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023

Fruit of the Loom Men's Classics Midweight Waffle Thermal Underwear Bottoms (1 & 2 Packs), Light Grey Heather, Large

Fruit of the Loom Men's Classics Midweight Waffle Thermal Underwear Bottoms (1 & 2 Packs), Light Grey Heather, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • Warm waffle thermal bottoms for cold weather
  • Sturdy and durable construction
  • Wicks away moisture to keep you comfortable
  • Retains heat to keep you warm
  • Tag less elastic waistband

UGG Women's Kesey Boot, Black, 7.5 B US

UGG Women's Kesey Boot, Black, 7.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • Shaft, tongue and insole lined with 7mm curly UGGpure wool
  • Seam sealed and waterproof construction ; Decorative strap with metal buckle
  • Waterproof full-grain leather upper with wool blend textile shaft
  • Medial zipper
  • Outsole: Clear Spider Rubber infused with cork for traction and comfort

DUDE Wipes Flushable Wipes Dispenser (6 Packs, 48 Wipes Each), Unscented Wet Wipes with Vitamin-E & Aloe for at-Home Use, Septic and Sewer Safe

DUDE Wipes Flushable Wipes Dispenser (6 Packs, 48 Wipes Each), Unscented Wet Wipes with Vitamin-E & Aloe for at-Home Use, Septic and Sewer Safe
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • THE FUTURE IS NOW: We hated using toilet paper so we created the flushable DUDE Wipes, wet wipes specifically for cleansing your dude regions. Individually wrapped or in a 48-count dispenser, your dude parts are in good hands with DUDE Wipes.
  • LARGER SIZE: DUDE Wipes are 25% larger than the average flushable wet wipes, and they're unscented, with naturally soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to protect your sensitive sides. Treat yourself, and your butt, like the king of the throne with DUDE Wipes.
  • FRESH BUTTS AT HOME: Our individually-wrapped DUDE Wipes were so perfect for keeping it clean down there that we had to start making bigger boxes. DUDE Wipes Crib Edition has 48 wipes in each dispenser so your butt can stay fresh at home or on the road.
  • SEE THE LIGHT: One day, in their Chicago apartment, the DUDES started using baby wipes instead of toilet paper and immediately saw the light. We decided to make our first product, flushable single travel packets of Dude Wipes. Butt we didn't stop there.
  • DUDE PRODUCTS: Welcome to the fresh life. We make self-care products for DUDES that get the job done, from our original flushable DUDE Wipes to face & shower wipes, deodorant body powders & body sprays.

Columbia Women's ICE Maiden II Snow Boot, Black, Grey, 7 B US

Columbia Women's ICE Maiden II Snow Boot, Black, Grey, 7 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: This Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II boot features Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return as well as Omni-Grip advanced traction rubber sole for slip-free movement.
  • HANDY FEATURES: This women's winter boot is crafted of waterproof leather and textile construction and 200g insulation to keep you warm and dry during the worst of weather.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: The Ice Maiden II winter boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • FEMININE STYLE: This women's waterproof winter boot delivers a lux, feminine look that's versatile and stylish. Fit tip-it runs true to size. Features seam sealed membrane bootie construction
  • This Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II winter boot is lightweight with a waterproof, insulated construction. It's perfect for winter's worst days.

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2023
  • ENHANCED SAFETY - pepper gel does not atomize like traditional pepper spray, meaning it virtually eliminates wind blowback and only affects what it directly contacts, plus it offers a 20% greater range (18' feet/5.5M) for protection at a safer distance
  • MAXIMUM STOPPING POWER - maximum strength formula is backed by our in-house high performance liquid chromatography laboratory which guarantees maximum stopping power, eliminating the 30% failure rate experienced with other brands (University of Utah study); plus UV marking dye aids in suspect identification
  • #1 BRAND TRUSTED BY POLICE AND CONSUMERS WORLDWIDE - including New York, Chicago PD, Los Angeles County Sheriff's & U.S. Marshals; made in the U.S.A. and ISO 9001:2008 certified with a 4-year shelf life from the date of manufacture
  • EASILY ACCESSIBLE WITH PROTECTION AGAINST MULTIPLE THREATS - belt holster helps pepper gel be ready at a moment's notice; contains 18 bursts plus a flip top safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge
  • FREE TRAINING - packaging includes link to free training video in addition to publicly available safety tips on our blog

Wantdo Women's Winter Ski Outdoor Jacket with Removable Hood (Black,L)

Wantdo Women's Winter Ski Outdoor Jacket with Removable Hood (Black,L)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2023
  • Front zip closure with button placket
  • Long sleeves, Adjustable drawstring on waist, Faux fur ling and hooded
  • Four exterior pockets on the waist and 2 breast pockets
  • Suitable for any occasions, casual, party, business, outdoors
  • Hand wash cold & dry cleaning. Please read the SIZE CHART we provide in the description

Carhartt Men's W.B. Waterproof Windproof Insulated Work Glove, Black, XX-Large

Carhartt Men's W.B. Waterproof Windproof Insulated Work Glove, Black, XX-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2023
  • Storm Defender waterproof breathable protection
  • FastDry technology lining wicks away sweat for comfort
  • Durable polytex shell
  • Reinforced polyurethane (PU) palm
  • Hook and loop cuff
  • Spot wash by hand in luke warm water with mild detergent. Hang to dry. Do not use hot water. Do not put in dryer

WITZMAN Men Vintage Canvas Rucksack Travel Duffel Backpack Retro Hiking Bag 2063 (22inch Brown)

WITZMAN Men Vintage Canvas Rucksack Travel Duffel Backpack Retro Hiking Bag 2063 (22inch Brown)
BESTSELLER NO. 14 in 2023
  • Big Size: H 22" x L 13" x W 6.5", Material: This vintage backpack made of premium quality cotton canvas with PU leather; Featuring versatile carrying options;
  • Multi Compartments: 2 front pockets, 1 side pocket, the main pocket with 1 laptop computer compartment; 1 back secret pocket can put wallet, cell phone, etc;
  • Feature: there is a zippered pocket on the backside that can hold the backpack style shoulder straps. You can use this bag as either a duffel style bag or backpack style bag; Additional duffel shoulder strap can be detached when not in use;
  • Two Ways to open the main pocket: the top zipper open and the side zipper open; Multi-functional Design, perfect for use as hiking rucksack, outdoor travel backpack, college rucksack, laptop backpack, casual daypack, travel tote bag, travel shoulder bag;
  • Warranty: All of our bags have 1-YEAR WARRANTY and the removable duffel shoulder strap is Lifetime Warranty. If for any problems with your bag, please contact our customer support team for quick solutions by email through Amazon.

YUEDGE Universal Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Traction Crampon Snow Spikes Grips Cleats(XL)

YUEDGE Universal Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Traction Crampon Snow Spikes Grips Cleats(XL)
BESTSELLER NO. 15 in 2023
  • Stainless Steel Spikes - With stainless steel spikes and chain system can provide excellent traction on a variety of icy surfaces.
  • High quality rubber, more stronger welding stainless steel chain and stainless steel crampons. These ice cleats would not rust and would more firm and durable.
  • Easy to wear : You can put on and take off the crampons in a matter of seconds and fit easily and securely over your own shoes or boots.
  • Universal: traction cleats Suitable for men,women and teenagers, Suitable not only for outdoor ice and snow, but also for daily use during snowy weather.
  • Great for winter activities or simple everyday use. A good outdoor gear for running Hiking Walking Jogging ice fishing and Mountaineering.

Free Events at Chicago's Millennium Park in September 2020

Fall is a great time to visit Chicago and Millennium Park has a full month of free activities to encourage visitors.

September kicks off on Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 pm with a celebration big bank music performed by the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. These events will feature some of the music of big band leader Benny Goodman. Making this event especially worth the trip for Jazz enthusiasts will be special guest clarinetist Buddy DeFranco. For those looking to learn more about Jazz and classic big band music the Chicago Cultural Center is also hosting a free lecture on this day between the hours of 12 to 1:30 to coincide with the concert.

On Friday, September 11 at 7:30 pm, music lovers can enjoy hearing the star singers of the Lyric Opera, Deborah Voigt and James Morris, sing selections from the operas featured this season at the Lyric Opera. This free concert will be held at the Pritzker Pavilion.

Culture is the theme at Millennium Park this September and the Thursday, September 17 has a free performance of the Joffrey Ballet at 7:30. This recital will be sure surprise anyone not familiar with the grace and athleticism that the Joffrey brings to ballet.

As part of the World Music Festival, the Mehter Ottoman Turkish Military Band will perform exotic Turkish folk music. Music goers can enjoy one of the oldest forms of military marching bands in the world and experience what 30 musical performers can do.

Also during the month of September, Millennium Park will continue with some of its summer programs for families such as its Family Fun Festivals geared toward children craft and education activities. These festivals will be held daily from 10 am - 3pm daily until September 4. Saturdays are workout days at the park until September 19.

Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of fitness choices including Tai Chi and Yoga from 7 am - 11am. Guide walks to enjoy the park's Lurie Gardens will also continue tours through September 20, so visitors can enjoy the fall colors. Walks are held each Sunday from 10 am - 1:30 pm. September is a great time to visit Millennium Park and enjoy all it has to offer with all its free events.

References:

Made in Chicago: World Jazz

Workouts

Lurie Garden Guided Walks

Family Fun Festival

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