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145 mi 233 km of trail 23 Featured Hikes

Gems 10 Gems Easy Trails 84 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail
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gem Favorite Pinhook Bog! The sphagnum moss is so thick that it supports full grown trees. The moss is floating on top of water. Amazing.

Pinhook Bog

(3) Trail C…, IN
gem Favorite Beach House Blowout panorama.

Beach House Blowout

(2) Beverly…, IN
gem Favorite Hiking through some of the southernmost stands of jack pines in the world. These are a result of the last ice age!

Dunes Succession Trail Overlook

(6) Ogden D…, IN
gem Favorite Sweeping views of Lake Michigan from the top of Mt. Baldy during a ranger-led tour.

Mt. Baldy

(6) Michiga…, IN
gem Favorite View of the Great Marsh.

Great Marsh Overlook

(4) Beverly…, IN
gem Favorite A solitary person sitting on the washed up tree. An amazing Lake Michigan sunset mixed with an impending thunderstorm. Incredible colors. Photo taken in between the Dunbar and Lakeview parking lots at Derby Ditch.

Lake Michigan Beaches

(7) Beverly…, IN
gem Favorite Bailly Homestead building.

Bailly Homestead

(8) Porter, IN
gem Favorite Towering sand dunes and interdunal ponds.

Indiana Sand Dunes

(7) New Chi…, IN
gem Favorite Awesome sunset on Lake Michigan.

1933 World's Fair Century of Progress Homes

(3) Beverly…, IN
gem Favorite Starting the Lookout Trail on a wintery day.

Studebaker Tree Sign

(1) New Car…, IN

Featured Hikes in Northern Indiana - 23

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Favorite Beach House Blowout panorama.
Intermediate

Trail 9

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Loop • 99 ft Ascent 30.27 m Ascent

(27) Chesterton, IN
Favorite Marram grass along Lake Michigan as seen from the Cowles Bog Trail.
Intermediate

Cowles Bog Trail

4.7 mi 7.5 km • Loop • 202 ft Ascent 61.6 m Ascent

(27) Porter, IN
Favorite Climbing up Mt. Jackson on the 3 Dunes Challenge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Trail 8 - 3 Dunes Challenge

2.2 mi 3.6 km • Loop • 238 ft Ascent 72.43 m Ascent

(19) Chesterton, IN
Favorite Stunning view of the ice on Lake Michigan and the West Beach bathhouse.
Intermediate

West Beach 3-Loop

3.5 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 223 ft Ascent 67.94 m Ascent

(9) Ogden D…, IN
Favorite View of the Great Marsh.
Intermediate

Dune Ridge Trail

0.7 mi 1.1 km • Loop • 73 ft Ascent 22.26 m Ascent

(4) Beverly…, IN
Favorite The hike is so worth it!
Intermediate

Paul H. Douglas Trail

3.4 mi 5.5 km • Out and Back • 46 ft Ascent 14.12 m Ascent

(8) New Chi…, IN
Favorite Sweeping views of Lake Michigan from the top of Mt. Baldy during a ranger-led tour.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Baldy Summit Trail

0.8 mi 1.3 km • Loop • 55 ft Ascent 16.66 m Ascent

(4) Michiga…, IN
Favorite Eastern prickly pear cactus can be found on the Tolleston Dunes Trail!
Intermediate

Tolleston Dunes Trail

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 127 ft Ascent 38.71 m Ascent

(9) Ogden D…, IN

Trails in Northern Indiana - 82

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Christmas Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fort Wayne, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
1.6 mi 2.6 km Fort Wayne, IN
0.5 mi 0.7 km #2Deadman's Curve Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Winona Lake, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.7 km Winona Lake, IN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Meadow Field Trail
Intermediate
Winona Lake, IN
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Winona Lake, IN
0.4 mi 0.6 km #4Caution Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Winona Lake, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Winona Lake, IN
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Black and Blue
Difficult
Winona Lake, IN
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Winona Lake, IN
0.1 mi 0.2 km #6Goat Trail/DuKattie Drop
Intermediate/Difficult
Winona Lake, IN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.1 mi 0.2 km Winona Lake, IN
5.8 mi 9.4 km #7Trail 10
Intermediate
Chesterton, IN
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Chesterton, IN 13 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Dune Succession Trail
Intermediate
Ogden Dunes, IN
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Ogden Dunes, IN
1.3 mi 2.0 km #9Benton Dam Trail
Easy
New Paris, IN
Easy
1.3 mi 2.0 km New Paris, IN
3.1 mi 4.9 km #10Amphitheater Multi-Use Trails
Easy/Intermediate
Battle Ground, IN
Easy/Intermediate
3.1 mi 4.9 km Battle Ground, IN
0.5 mi 0.9 km #11Trail 4
Intermediate
Chesterton, IN
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Chesterton, IN
1.6 mi 2.6 km #12Long Lake Loop Trail
Intermediate
Ogden Dunes, IN
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Ogden Dunes, IN
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Calumet Dunes Paved Trail
Easy
Beverly Shores, IN
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Beverly Shores, IN
3.2 mi 5.1 km #14Darkside Access Loop
Intermediate
Burns Harbor, IN
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Burns Harbor, IN
1.1 mi 1.8 km #15Moraine View Woodland Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Westville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Westville, IN
0.9 mi 1.5 km #16Nature Preserve Trail #4
Easy/Intermediate
Westville, IN
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Westville, IN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #17Oxbow Park Trail
Easy
Highland, IN
Easy
0.6 mi 1.0 km Highland, IN
5.8 mi 9.3 km #18Bendix Woods County Park Bike Trail
Easy
New Carlisle, IN
Easy
5.8 mi 9.3 km New Carlisle, IN
0.9 mi 1.4 km #19Trail 3
Easy
North Liberty, IN
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km North Liberty, IN
1.5 mi 2.4 km #20Trail 1
Intermediate
Angola, IN
Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Angola, IN

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