Photos of Indiana Dunes Trail 8 and 7 Loop

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 370 feet Route Type: Loop


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7 months ago

We loved this trail. Exhausting for the pups, but in an enjoyably difficult way. They loved it and slept great afterward! We suggest bringing water for yourself and any pets, as the uphill battles and blowing sand can leave them extremely thirsty. After hiking through the woods for a bit, you get to climb 3 separate dunes, each of which has its own distinct views to offer from the top. If you want, you can take this trail all the way down to the shores of Lake Michigan, and then go back the way you came! Definitely one of the best trails in Indiana Dunes.