Northwestern University Trail

CYCLE CHICAGO, SIGHTSEEING RIDE, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY TRAIL Although this pleasant bike ride in Evanston is short, a big portion of the path is on a loop so you can lengthen the ride as much as you like. The loop circles a serene section of Northwestern University overlooking Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Although the loop is on campus, you’re likely to see many other people biking, walking and unwinding here besides students. They’re all drawn by the safety and tranquility of this lakeside haven, a great place to kick back. Tucked away on the campus of one of Chicago’s great universities, this ride is easy and relaxing. FOOD AND DRINK Water is available throughout the park in the first half of the ride. ACCESS Take the CTA’s Purple Line or Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Main Street, bike one block north to Lee Street and six short blocks east to Elliot Park. By car, take Sheridan Road to Evanston, turn east on Lee Street and drive one block to Elliot Park.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 6.0
First Aid
Bike hire facilities
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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