The 606 Opens Tomorrow... Here's What You Need to Know

The 606 Trail: Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune

The 606 Trail: Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune

All week long everyone's been talking about the 606.  I'm going to keep this one short and simple.

What is it?

The 606 is an elevated park that stretches 2.7 miles east/west, connecting west-side neighborhoods and four parks.  It used to be a train track.

Where is it?

The 606 runs east and west between North Avenue and Armitage Ave.  It goes as far west as Ridgeway Ave (just west of Central Park) and as far east as Ashland.  Every quarter mile, there's a trail entrance/exit.

The 606: the606.org / Click to Enlarge Map

What can you do there?

The paved trail was built to accommodate bikers, runners, walkers.  Don't have a bike?  Rent a Divvy, there's a ton of Divvy stations just off the trail.  No motorized vehicles are allowed.

What else should you know?

  • The trail officially opens tomorrow, (6/6) with a ribbon cutting at 8am.
  • The trail hours are 6am-11pm.
  • Take a tinkle before your 606 adventure - there are no bathrooms.
  • There will be seven water fountains located along the trail.
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed.

Now get out there, enjoy the park, and keep it safe and clean!