The 606 Trail is a brand new elevated urban trail built along a former rail line in Chicago’s west side. Opened in 2015, this is a wonderful urban greenway with separate pedestrian & bike paths, public art, and lovely landscaping. Also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, it runs 2.7 miles, from Walsh Park at the I-90, west to N. Ridgeway Ave. Modeled after The Highline in New York City, the 606 has sprouted a whole revitalization of the area, including cafes & restaurants.
Area Parks: A nice add-on is Humboldt Park, which which has 2 miles of green trails around a couple of ponds. From the 1.7-mile mark of the 606 Trail, it’s 0.3 miles along N. Humboldt Blvd. to Humboldt Park. For even more, continue ~1.5 miles south to Garfield Park, which has lovely trails and a conservatory. Use Sacramento Ave. /Franklin Blvd. or the nice residential streets of the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Neighborhoods and Boulevards. Chicago is famous for its boulevards, which are wide leafy expanses with carriage lanes and squares. We particularly like the run from Humboldt Park to Logan Square, using N Humboldt Boulevard north to Palmer Square and then N Kedzie Blvd. to Logan Square. ROUTE MAP
It’s also fun to explore the quiet, leafy lovely residential streets of the Humboldt Park neighborhood west of Humboldt Park, and the Wicker Park/Ukranian Village neighborhood east of the park.606 Trail Information
- Trail: 2.7 miles one-way; Humboldt Park loop is 2.5 mile add-on
- East: Walsh Park at the I-90; West: N. Ridgeway Ave. Numerous other access points
- Subway: Western Station at east end of 606 Trail