Ly-co-ki-we Trail Glenwood Dunes Trail System

MODERATE 27 reviews

Ly-co-ki-we Trail Glenwood Dunes Trail System is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chesterton, Indiana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.4 miles
265 feet

wheelchair friendly




trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


no dogs

1 month ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

More horses than humans - soft trail even more so due to heavy equestrian use. At about mile 3 there is a 1.7 mile spur back to parking. It is totally impassable due to flooding; be prepared to back track or hop on to surface streets (hwy 12 near).

8 months ago

Nice long hike; 7.5 miles. Great for trail running, as it's all flat land. Also great for horses, seen some on the trail! This is a good trail if you're looking for a long hike. We went on a beautiful day in February! We hiked in our tank tops, who would have thought?!
We did have a little trouble finding it at first, as we were looking for "Ly-Co-Ki-We Trail" - They renamed the trail "Glenwood Dunes Trail System" but the parking lot is located right off of route 20. Super easy to spot.
This trail is all through woods; not sure why there are beach photos on this post. But overall, a nice long relaxing hike.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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

Saturday, September 03, 2016

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.

Friday, August 26, 2016

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Love it

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Trail 9 in the state park was great! It followed the ridge so you had a view of the lake most of the time! Would do it again!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Park and dunes are great. The beach and lake are like the ocean. Smokestacks.