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North Shore Channel Walk

This hike will cover about 10 miles along the North Shore Channel. We will meet on Noyes Street in front of the Purple Line's Noyes Station. From there we will head a few blocks west to the North Shore Channel Trail. The trail is mostly paved and we will head as far south as Lawrence Avenue. At Lawrence will will head back north a couple blocks to walk a bit more along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Our walk will end at the Kedzie Brown Line Station in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood.

~ hiking distance: 10 miles
~ hiking pace: 3+ mph
~ hiking time: 3 hrs + a break or two
~ hiking difficulty: easy terrain


Note that this hike starts and ends at different places. There are several options for returning to the starting point via public transportation including the CTA 93 (California/Dodge) bus and the Purple Line, the 93 (Lawrence) bus and the Red Line to the Purple Line, or the Brown Line to the Red Line to the Purple Line.

Read the waiver in the files section. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of this waiver.

In Skokie along the trail there are quite a few sculptures. More information on this artwork can be found at: http://www.sculpturepark.org/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't finish my photography assignment this morning so I need the time to do that. I'm sorry to miss the fun.

    April 13, 2013

  • Karen

    plans changed

    April 13, 2013

  • d m.

    my plans need to change...have a good time

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join for North Shore Channel Walk. Thank you.

    April 13, 2013

  • Tracey H.

    too many scheduling conflicts :(

    April 12, 2013

  • Margaret T

    Already in another hike.

    April 9, 2013

  • Margaret T

    Already in another hike.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to this!

    April 9, 2013

  • Tamara M.

    This will be my first hike with the group. Looking forward to it!

    April 9, 2013

  • Tracey H.

    I'm a maybe at the moment but I think I can make it

    April 9, 2013

  • Frank S.

    Brown Line to the Purple to the Red Line, how does that old MTA song go - I can never get off the MTA

    April 9, 2013

  • Anthony

    Kurt, This sounds like a really great hike because I can use public transportation to get there and back. However, I am signed with Oscar's lakefront bike ride that morning with brunch at 1pm. I'd never make it. So, I do hope to see you post this again sometime. Cheers

    1 · April 8, 2013

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