As a standalone run or an add-on to the 606 Trail, we’ve put together a nice run incorporating Humboldt Park and Garfield Park. These are two fairly extensive city parks which have their own self-contained loops of ~2 miles. We’ve put together route starting from the 606 Trail including both parks and connector paths/boulevards, but feel free to choose any segment or add-on the 606 Trail!
From the 606 Trail (1.7 mile mark), take the path along N. Humboldt Blvd. south for 0.3 miles to Humboldt Park. The historic park features 2-3 miles of paths around a ponds and a large park expanse. From the south end of the park, continue along N. Sacramento Blvd. for 0.8 miles (a bit industrial but there’s a bike path), then RIGHT on tree-lined Franklin Blvd., for 0.6 miles into Garfield Park. [Alternative: Use residential streets of the Humboldt Park neighborhood]. The loop around the park’s trails is ~2 miles, and features two ponds, a conservatory, and the historic Gold Dome Field House. For the return, you can use N. Kedzie Ave. for variety or area residential streets.
Add-Ons: Quiet, tree-lined residential streets of the Humboldt Park neighborhood west of Humboldt Park or the Wicker Park neighborhood, just east of the park. Also,
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 And the 606 Trail is 0.3 miles north of Humboldt Park.606 Trail Information
- Full loop incorporating both paths and connector is 7.8 miles (12.7 km)
- At any point. Our loop starts from the 606 Trail (1.7 mile mark). Best transport access is to start the loop at Garfield Park
- Green Line: Conservatory-Central Park Drive goes right to Garfield Park