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Trail 4

Intermediate

Trail

0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 135' 41 m
Descent: -144' -44 m
High: 738' 225 m
Low: 594' 181 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Rafi Wilkinson

A short but strenuous trail that climbs Mt. Tom on the way to the beach. Great views!

Rafi Wilkinson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views

Pets permitted on a leash (6' or shorter). Swimming is permitted only at the Pavilion when lifeguards are present (Memorial Day through Labor Day).

There is an entrance fee to the State Park every day from mid-April through mid-November. Fees are collected on weekends only in the winter. $7 per car for Indiana residents, $12 per car for out of state visitors. $2 walk-in and bike fee.

Description

Trail 4 runs from the campground to the beach and climbs over the 192 foot tall Mt. Tom using stairs and boardwalks. The the top of Mt. Tom is above the tree canopy and affords incredible views in several directions.

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Jun 29, 2019
Amruta Nayak
Jun 1, 2017
Anna Swan
Hiked with Lauren then watched sunset
Dec 24, 2016
Janel Teeter
Jul 1, 2014
Ethan Burdin

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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in Indiana

#8,331

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About to head back on Trail 7 after a long walk on the beach.
Apr 21, 2018 near Chesterton, IN
mt tom stairs
Sep 20, 2019 near Chesterton, IN

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