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Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan

hiking
1 month ago

A short trail that traverses along the ridge of a sand dune, offers beautiful unencumbered views of the Great Marsh.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, not to hard with the exception of the dune by the beach. I used this as a warm-up for some of the other trails in the park. If the weather is nice you can jump in the lake for a swim and cool off before heading back.

2 months ago

This is a great trail to do if you're looking for a little exercise as there are some good, steep hills as you near the beach. Mosquitos weren't terrible, but I'd still recommend bug repellent. Oh, and prepare to get a lot of sand in your shoes!

hiking
2 months ago

Great moderately difficult loop through the Dunes.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the better trails in the park. nice dune hiking

hiking
3 months ago

This is a lovely trail through the woods, I am not sure what the pictures refer to as you are in the woods the whole time and there are markers with the trail name. The trails are primarily sand and if you go on the extensions, mostly dirt, and all are well maintained. Apart from that you are hiking on sand, which is a new twist for me, and perhaps the length, I'm not sure why this is considered a hard trail as there really are no significant hills. It was very nice though.

3 months ago

No dunes or ridges on this trail. Not sure what the other reviewers were referring to. Mostly flat. Lots of trees, but not terribly scenic. Not sure why it's rated hard. Moderate is more like it. Mostly loose sandy trail slows down the pace a bit, but otherwise a good hike.

trail running
4 months ago

This is a great trail. You can make it different distances with a couple cut through trails. Going all the way to the beach is fun - big hill just before the beach.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent variety between bog, hardwood forest and dune environments. Throw in Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline as a bonus.

hiking
4 months ago

Did Trail 9 yesterday. It's labeled as moderate, but I'm heavy and new to exercise. It was definitely challenging, especially in ridge "blowout" areas with deeper loose sand. It was worth it! I felt good about myself when I finished, and the view was BEAUTIFUL!

Was very decent hike. Especially when you take your kids. If you doing it during the summer time make sure you're prepared, and grab mosquito repellent and water of course.

Nice view from top of dune. Great variety of foliage. Pretty beach.

Great hike! loved the break in-between, exploring the beach before heading back into the woods :)

hiking
5 months ago

It was a decent trail. We went in the summer so there were lots of bugs which was to be expected since the trail runs through a boggy area. The beach was pretty at the end but the hike back up the sandy dune was tough. Bring lots of water and wear close toe shoes.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Nice scenic drive along the shore. A couple of state parks. Many other attractions.

hiking
6 months ago

this was a super fun trail in a great adventure for me and my family. We took a stroller and that turned out to be a good challenge because of the dirt sand mix end big incline's. all in all though a great Trail and and definitely a repeat without the stroller

hiking
6 months ago

It was great! Went with my family. We had our 7month old in his stroller. I wouldn't advise a stroller. But we did complete the entire trail. About midway we splashed about in the beach