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Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail

Plan Your Visit

Bloomingdale Trail Hours:
6am-11pm Daily

The trail is located at the 1800 block north in Chicago, between Ashland (1600W) and Ridgeway (3750W), with 12 access points along its nearly three miles.
We are community stewards of Chicago’s historic Bloomingdale Trail, the backbone of the 606 on the city’s West Side. Find out how you can get involved.

What’s Happening

No matter the season, there is always something to see on Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail. See more of what’s happening →
Some of the most popular offerings on and around the trail.
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Annual 5K Run

The Bloomingdale Trail Run happens every August. Stay tuned to find out about our fifth annual run in 2024!


Arts on the Trail

From murals to pop-up events, the Bloomingdale Trail is a dynamic, elevated and living work of art.

June Berries

Science & Nature

Ways to discover the wonderful biodiversity of trees, shrubs, native plantings and the birds and insects that rely on them.

Grainy photo of a rock band playing outside on the grass in front of a wall with graffiti on it.

Memory Project

Collecting and preserving photos and stories of the Bloomingdale embankment before its transformation.

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