Winter Weather

**Winter weather update**
The Chicago Park District will remove snow and keep the center of the trail clear. Please be advised that in order to protect the rubber running surfaces on the edges, the full width of the trail cannot be cleared. In order to protect the trail and plants, only a brush can be used to remove snow and a solution called CMA in place of salt to stop ice from forming. Please steer clear of snow removal crews when they are at work.

In the event of a significant snowfall of 6 inches or more and dependent on additional factors such as wind and snow wetness, it is possible that the unique characteristics of the trail will make it impossible for the Chicago Park District to remove snow. In such cases, winter activities such as snow shoeing and cross country skiing are permitted. Visit or call 312.742.4622 for up-to-date information. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.