The 606
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LoveTravel1847000
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
The 606 is similar to the Highline in NYC where the trail is elevated on old train tracks. Love all the plants and trees lining the pathway. They were all well maintained and there’s a variety of plantings. Not very many benches to rest on the pathway but many street exits if you chose to explore the neighborhoods. Damen St in Wicker Park is perfect for drinks & a bite to eat. Just be careful when walking on the trail because there can be a lot of bikes. Definitely a nice alternative trail in Chicago besides the lakefront. Will be back!
Written 7 July 2024
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA4,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed this urban trail for three days in a row. It does get busy, but it is walkers, joggers and bikers only. The neighborhood has shops, restaurants, apartments, houses. We enjoyed this 2.7 mile trail very much and will return whenever we are in the area. I recommend!
Written 23 April 2023
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TheArdentTraveler
Pittsburgh, PA224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We stayed in an excellent airb&b adjacent to the 606 trail. We were able to use this trail to get to our grandson’s pad and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Sure it got crowded and could have been wider, but we are sitting on our deck watching all different types of people having an enjoyable time. It’s not the High Line in New York - so what.
Written 15 April 2023
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This was our last stop in killing more time before our flight. The 606 was a coverted railroad line that was turned into a 2.7 mile paved trail between Ridgeway Ave to Walsh Park.

We drove up along Ridgeway Ave which was the entrance for the West Trailhead.

Street parking was a little concerning given there were at least two abandoned cars that looked like were being stripped. As we walked closer to the entrance a Chicago police car was parked in front with his engine running.

However once we started walking down the pathway we found it to be well maintained and landscaped. We started seeing more joggers, bikers and people out for walks.

We followed it for awhile walking past a number of older factory buildings (abandoned, in use or converted to storage) and residential homes. There were also a number of access points along the way that allowed an easy entry or exit from the 606.

However being away from downtown in a residential suburb meant the it did not have the same impact as the Highline in NYC which weaved its way through downtown and more developed areas that also include shopping malls, restaurants, and artworks.
Written 18 October 2022
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Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Just went for a walk here for the first time and really enjoyed it. Nice views, comfortable path, and really liked how well marked it is.
Written 8 October 2022
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777Jane
Edinburgh, UK111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is not well signed to get on to. Was hoping it might be like the Highlime in NYC which we loved but the views just aren’t the same. Seemed liked it was more for locals walking and biking than a tourist destination.
Written 25 August 2022
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MadMike96
Madison, WI44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Great urban trail to walk, run, or bike. No cross traffic. Was not too busy on a weekday. Well maintained and lots of access points. 2.7 miles long.
Written 21 June 2021
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Bloomingdale Trail is a 2.7-mile elevated rail trail running east-west on the northwest side of Chicago. In 2015, it was converted into an elevated greenway, which forms the backbone of the linear park and trail network called The 606 that passes through the Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park and West Town. At 2.7 miles, the Bloomingdale Trail is the longest greenway project of a former elevated rail line in the United States and the second longest in the world. So why is it called The 606? Because the system's numeric name is a homage to the city's Zip codes, the prefix for nearly all of which is 606. Used by walkers, joggers, runners and bikers, the trail runs from Ashland Avenue all the way west to North Ridgeway Avenue. It follows along West Bloomingdale Avenue, hence the name Bloomingdale Trail. On a clear day, pedestrians on the trail get a spectacular view of Chicago's skyline.
Written 11 October 2020
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dunadan
Lynnwood, WA2,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
In town for a week over spring break, we spent most of a day in the Wicker Park neighborhood, and while wandering down a side street found the 606 and immediately headed up an entry ramp.

This is a great public amenity, and a perfect use for retired railway right-of-ways. I'm happy to see that Chicago has adopted the model that other large cities have pioneered for their own unused railways.

We had a lovely walk for maybe half a mile down the 606, and enjoyed the views down streets that we passed over. We exited on a nice commercial street back near the L station that would take us back into downtown, and browsed our way back to it.
Written 30 September 2019
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umbaba
Istanbul, Türkiye116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
My teenager and I discovered this place a bit accidentally, and it was just before sunset (apparently it’s called the golden hour). The light was beautiful. There were families, young people, elderly, groups of friends all exercising on this gorgeous walkway.
Written 22 August 2019
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