North Branch Trail


Forest Preserves of Cook County
From Caldwell and Devon Avenues on Chicago’s North Side, north to Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe

(800) 870-3666
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Admission: Free

This 17-mile paved trail follows the North Branch of the Chicago River with a four-mile loop around the Skokie Lagoons. If you enter the Botanic Garden at Dundee Road (free entrance for bikers and pedestrians), the gardens provides free bike racks as well as a place to re-fuel. Helmets required for all bicycle riders 14 and younger.  


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