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The 606 (aka Bloomingdale Trail)

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5.7 Miles 9.2 Kilometers


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8' 2 m

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-8' -2 m

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605' 184 m

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598' 182 m

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A unique elevated trail that runs through several Chicago neighborhoods.

Rafi Wilkinson

Overview

Hours: Everyday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. No motorized vehicles allowed. Pets permitted on a short leash.
The 606 project includes several new street level parks connected by the elevated Bloomingdale Trail. The neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park are connected via the 606. Visit the 606's website at the606.org.
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Family Friendly: Kids and families will enjoy this thoroughly unique trail.
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

There are no dedicated parking lots, but there is plenty of street parking around the 12 access points along the trail length. Pay attention to the parking regulation signs as you'll get ticketed if you are in violation.

Description

The 606 is unlike any trail that most visitors have been on before. Making use of an old elevated train line, the trail provides a great escape in Chicago's urban landscape. Enjoy city views and touring through neighborhoods in the area, all from an elevated position above the street. Especially for those used to getting out on the sidewalk, not having to stop at lights or worry about traffic makes this trail an excellent way to get outside.

The trail is fully accessible at every entrance point to people with disabilities. The center of the trail is made of concrete and is 10-feet-wide. There are 2-foot-wide running tracks along each side that are made of a softer blue rubber running track material. The trail is well lit.

History & Background

The 606 uses the old Bloomington Line, an elevated train line that was completed in 1913. The line follows Bloomington Avenue (1800N). The last trains used the line in the 1990's.

Contacts

Land Manager: Chicago Park District

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Sep 23, 2017
Kevin Shu
Apr 2, 2017
Brittany Humphrey
it was opening day and absolutely perfect! 11.4mi
Mar 20, 2017
Andy Markevicus
5mi
Mar 1, 2017
Cody Alexa
Ran 5mi — 0h 50m
Nov 10, 2016
Caroline Ulczycki
Sep 10, 2016
Lauren LL
Walked around entire neighborhood before and after. Lovely entrances and exits from trail. Covered around 2 miles total. 0.8mi — 0h 35m

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